At St Mary's we believe that geography teaches an understanding of places and environments so that children have a contextual knowledge of geographically significant places, both on land and in the oceans. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions of the UK and the rest of the world.
Through the geography curriculum our aim is to:
- develop our pupils' understanding of the processes that give rise to physical and human changes over time and how these are interdependent.
- enable our pupils to learn how to draw/interpret maps and locate countries/places.
- develop our pupils' skills of research and investigation through specific fieldwork opportunities within our taught curriculum.
- provide our pupils with key knowledge of human geography, so that they can gain an insight of life in other cultures and understand the impact of humans on our earth.
- develop our pupils' ability to independently present their work in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Below is a copy of our geography curriculum overview which sets out the key learning that our children will cover as they progress from Reception to Year 6. Across each year group we have developed fieldwork opportunities to ensure that our children understand what geography is and what it means to be a geographer through the development of their:
- Locational Knowledge
- Place Knowledge
- Human & Physical Geography