Geography Lead: Mr L Wiggs
Geography at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Academy:
At St. John the Evangelist our vision for geography is for our children to be inquisitive and to be pro-active to ask questions and find the answers.
We feel our geography curriculum inspires children to develop their geographical skills to develop locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
We aim to broaden our children’s real-life experiences within and outside the classroom. All of our lessons are well planned for and taught within discreet lessons to enhance our children’s knowledge and understanding of the subject. We aim to do this by:
- educational visits
- using our local environment
- using and incorporating a wide range of exploration and discovery lessons to deepen children’s learning and understanding.
Here at St. John the Evangelist we encourage the use of cross curricular links, encompassing the use of all curriculum subjects from literacy, arts, maths and science to allow opportunities to develop our geography skills through other subjects.
We aim to:
- deliver a clear structure of progression of skills from Early Years to year 6.
- create and raise the profile of geography for our children
- develop an understanding of local, national and world geography
- develop an understanding of physical and human geographical features of the world we live in
- develop an awareness of the environment and natural world we live in
- put a huge emphasis on the important role we play into protecting our world for generations to come
Finally to ensure that our children are taught key geographical concepts, vocabulary or knowledge with opportunities to talk, explore and share ideas with their peers.
For more information about the statutory requirements within the subject of Geography at the key stage 1 and key stage 2 levels, please see this link for the National Curriculum in England.