The Geography Curriculum at St Mary's
At St Mary’s we aim for our pupils to develop an interest in and a curiosity about their surroundings. We hope to inspire a fascination about the world and its people which, we hope, will remain with them for the rest of their lives. They will learn about their locality in KS1 and build on their sense of self and place in the wider world as they progress throughout the school. We will provide our children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Teachers will place high importance on the acquisition of geographical vocabulary in order to promote better understanding. Our children will be able to use a range of geographical skills, including map and fieldwork, to answer questions increasing their knowledge and understanding of place in a local, regional, national, international and global context. Children will explore relevant case studies to increase their knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country. Our curriculum also covers geography locally and globally developing a sense of responsibility for the environment and for the people in the world we live.
We believe our children will benefit from experiencing enhancement activities and trips within the geography curriculum and aim to offer these for some of our units.