Why do we study Geography?
Geography enables children to make sense of their surroundings and the wider world, inspiring children to be fascinated about the world in which they live. By developing a range of geographical skills, pupils explore the natural and human elements of their local and wider environments. We aim to teach children to gain an age appropriate knowledge and understanding of places and environments. By developing specific geographical skills, children make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own local area, asking geographical questions and comparing their locality with that of other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures and the diverse world in which live. Geography inspires pupils to be fascinated about the world and its people, allowing children to develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment and to gain an understanding of the human impact on the natural world.
What do we aim to achieve at St. Michael's?
We follow the aims of the National Curriculum, aiming to ensure that all pupils:
How do we achieve this?
At St. Michael's the Geography curriculum is progressive across all year groups from Reception to Year 6. Learning in Geography is broken down into four areas:
In each year group, the children start off in the Autumn term studying the local area. This gradually builds to the UK and then the wider world in the Summer term.
For any additional curriculum information please use the following link for the Primary National Curriculum for Geography: