At St Barnabas, we want our children to be fascinated about the world and the people in it. Their curiosity should last the rest of their lives. Our children should know about the diversity of places, people and human and natural environments and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people and places. The main purpose of geography is to see and understand patterns in our world and our young geographers are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. They should also understand human and physical processes of the planet.
Key concepts run throughout all the geography units we teach.
These include; Physical Features, Human Features, Location, Environment, Settlements, Mapping, Comparison and Climate.
Children develop their ability to read and interpret maps as well as create their own.
We visit places locally, nationally and globally both physically and virtually in order to gain an understanding of what they are like now and how they have developed or changed over time.