I am an explorer. I am curious and fascinated by our world, by the people in it, our effects on it and the steps we can take to positively contribute to looking after our planet. I am excited by the diversity of cultures, landscapes, cities and farmlands that surround me locally and globally. I dive into our oceans and swoop across our skies to feel the weather and ride the currents to the centre of the earth.
Simply put, geography is our future. When we look at any issue with the balance and scrutiny that geographical study offers, we move beyond the media hype or political spin. Geography allows us to see the world more clearly.”- Tom Biebrach
Our geography curriculum is designed to develop pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them throughout their lives.
Learners will investigate a range of places, both in Britain and world wide to help develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We provide opportunities to investigate and enquire about our local area, this will support children to develop an understanding of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area so unique and special.
We aim to give our learners strong geographical knowledge, good enquiry skills, the ability to use a range of maps, the skills to collect and analyse data and the ability to communicate information in a variety of ways.
We want the children to have a love of geographical learning, gaining knowledge and skills through high quality teaching both inside and outside the classroom. As the future generation responsible for our planet, we want our children to have a sense of respect for the world, this links with our mission statement;
Through God’s love and lessons, we care share and grow together.
At St Petrocs, we implement a progressive geography curriculum that builds on prior knowledge and skills year on year. The geography curriculum will be taught in response to driving questions which are aimed to be challenging, exciting, creative, nurturing and encourage active learning with a particular focus on well being. The learners will revisit geographical skills and knowledge in order to embed and deepen understanding. We ensure that trips and visiting experts enhance the learning experiences for the children.
The impact of our geography curriculum is that our learners are equipped with the geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the secondary curriculum and for life as an adult in the wider world. The children will be able to discuss their learning and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through a range of activities. The children’s learning is assessed against the age-related expectation bands that are based on the 2014 National Curriculum statements for Geography.