Geography Intent Statement
Our Geography curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child has the geographical knowledge and skills to understand the world that they live in and make connections with people and places around the world. Geography is what joins and connects them to others, whilst knowledge and understanding of places helps them to understand the world that they live in.
Put simply, through our Geography curriculum children will develop an understanding of places and environments.
In school, we focus not only on key geographical skills and knowledge, but also how children can make connections to the world, have empathy for others and understand the unique and diverse world God gave us. We equip them with the knowledge and skills to ask geographical questions, enquire about places, to have compassion for people and environmental issues, as well as developing appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum.
Put simply, children will learn about their local area and compare this to other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
Curiosity and inquisitive minds are encouraged through individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility for the changing worlds and challenges that take them beyond the classroom, into the field and the world beyond.
Put simply, they will learn how to draw and interpret maps, develop research, investigation, analysis and problem solving skills.
We are a Christian school and use our Christian virtues to ask questions to expand our learning about faith in other parts of the world, to help promote our understanding of Christianity and show compassion and empathy towards others.
Put simply, our Geography teaching will motivate children to learn about he physical world and recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.
The impact of our Geography curriculum is the development of 'informed and active future citizens who understand how their lives are connected to others and are both shaped by and impact on the environments they inhabit and are able to make responsible choices for the future'. Geographical Association
Our new classroom has been designed so we can continue our learning outside of our usual classroom and learn in an outdoor area. We are looking forward to using it and we are all very thankful to FOSMS for their kind donation to improve our school learning environment.