Geography at St Joseph’s
As a Catholic Academy, religious education and faith development are at the heart of our school curriculum developing the Catholicism and spirituality of our pupils.
We intend to provide the children with a rich curriculum that is full of substantive and disciplinary knowledge. Our Geography curriculum is powerful, transferable and sequenced to enable the children to remember and make links to previous learning. A high quality Geography education will help pupils gain coherent knowledge of Britain and the wider world.
Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with substantive 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their disciplinary knowledge and their understanding of processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Through this we aim to:
- Retain and develop their natural curiosity of the world around them;
- Develop positive attitudes towards geography;
- Build up a body of substantive and disciplinary geographic knowledge and understanding relating to the program of study outlined in the National Curriculum and Curriculum Intent Documents;
- Develop their skills of geographical investigation including generating questions, planning fair tests, careful observation and interpreting and evaluating evidence, drawing maps;
- Effectively communicate geographical information through a variety of methods;
- Develop their understanding of how to work safely
- Develop and enhance the children’s understanding of maps and fieldwork
- Deepen the children’s understanding and knowledge of different societies and cultures
- Develop the understanding of global learning and British values