Geography

Geography at St Teresa's

Aims

Here at St Teresa's we aim to provide a high quality geography education that inspires children's curiosity and fascination with the world and it's people. This is done through first hand experience, exploration and investigation of secondary sources. Geography aims to develop children's understanding and knowledge of the world enabling them to develop a caring attitude towards the people, plants and animals within it. 

The aims within our policy are as follows:

  • To develop geographical skills through effective and efficient teaching and learning throughout the school.

  • To use the outside as much as possible to teach in the most effective way.

  • To continuously improve the Geographical opportunities for all pupils 

  • To strive to extend opportunities to learn within the wider community.

 

Key Learning

The geography curriculum is made up of different areas of learning:

  • Locational and place knowledge
  • Human and Physical geography

Children then develop skills in relation to these areas:

  • Mapping
  • Fieldwork
  • Enquiry and investigation
  • Communication
  • Use of ICT/technology

Children study their local area, places within the United Kingdom and contrasting countries from across the globe. They explore human and natural environements and the physical and human processes within these. As pupils progress, they develop a deeper understanding of the connections between human and physical processes and how these impact on the environment and landscapes. 

National curriculum - Geography programmes of study

Geography - Progression of Skills from Year 1 - 6