Geography is the science of the our planet’s surface, its atmosphere and its features. Through Geography children will be taught about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments, sparking curiosity and a fascination about our world. At St Joseph’s, geography is a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Through their work in Geography, children will learn about their local area and compare this with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Where possible, the study of this subject will be part of our wider ‘Creative Curriculum’ topics, where children are provided with an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. This will encourage a respect for other cultures and protecting the environment. The key topics covered within Geography are Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography, alongside Geographical Skills and Fieldwork. School visits and focused activities ensure that the children learn through experience and practical application, from drawing a simple map with a key of symbols of our school in Year 1, to carrying out fieldwork in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and digital technologies in Year 4.
For more detailed information on Geography at St Joseph’s, please see our ‘Curriculum Aims’ and ‘Knowledge and Skills Progression Ladder’ below.