At St Mary's we aim to give a high-quality geography education which inspires pupils to gain a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
We feel that pupils should be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Foundation & KS1 Geography Learning:
Throughout these early years, the children will be focusing on naming continents, countries, capitals and all five oceans.
Exploring seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and contrasting to locations around the world.
Using maps, atlases and globes to identify countries and using simple compass directions for directional language.
KS2 Geography Learning:
Expanding on their knowledge of countries by locating the countries of the world focusing mainly on Europe, North and South America and environmental regions.
Exploring human and physical characteristics and land-use patterns.
Identifying the position and significance of latitude, longitude, the hemispheres and times zones.
Describing and understanding key aspects of physical geography.
Using eight points of a compass to aid in field work, observing and measuring in local areas using sketch maps, plans and graphs.