Geography stimulates and answers questions about the natural and human worlds. It is a focus within the curriculum for developing cultural awareness, understanding and resolving issues about the environment and recognising the importance of sustainable development. It can inspire children to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
At St John’s we aim to:
- Develop a broad geographical and cultural awareness in children of globally significant places.
- Provide opportunities for children to undertake geographical enquiry and skills by investigating and expressing their own views about people, places and environments, both in and outside the classroom.
- Enable children to communicate their view points in a variety of ways using appropriate vocabulary.
- Encourage children to collect and analyse evidence and draw conclusions.
- Explore a range of sources of information.
- Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and curiosity for finding out about places, patterns and processes.
We offer the children a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on their knowledge, skills and understanding of geography each year. Through the use of visitors and visits, drama and role-play, children will leave St John’s with the knowledge of places and environments throughout the world and will develop and understanding of how people affect the environment. They will build on a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.