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Geography

Intent

In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Geography we aim to ensure that all children:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Geography is taught through a topic-based approach. Many geographical skills and knowledge introduced in Key Stage One are often revisited and further developed in Key Stage Two. This is to ensure that all pupils in St Mary's have a deeper understanding whilst building their skills and experiences, without unnecessary duplication. 

Here at St Mary's, we cover the Geography National Curriculum through a series of projects. Pupils can expect to learn about their local environment, as well as the wider world.

We encourage our pupils to develop a greater understanding of the world as well as their place in it and as part of this, we ensure that all knowledge and skills taught in Geography are progressive and transferable to other areas of the curriculum.