At St Nicholas we want to inspire pupils to become curious and explorative thinkers with a diverse knowledge of the world; in other words, to think like a geographer. We want pupils to develop the confidence to question and observe places, measure and record necessary data in various ways, and analyse and present their findings. Through our teaching, we aim to build an awareness of how Geography shapes our lives at multiple scales and over time. We hope to encourage pupils to become resourceful, active citizens who will have the skills to contribute to and improve the world around them.
Our implementation encourages:
A strong focus on developing both geographical skills and knowledge.
Critical thinking, with the ability of our geography curriculum to ask perceptive questions and explain and analyse evidence.
The development of fieldwork skills across each year group.
A deep interest and knowledge of pupils’ locality and how it differs from other areas of the world.
A growing understanding of geographical terms and vocabulary.
To meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the national curriculum. The aims of our Geography curriculum align with those in the national curriculum.
Click here to view the whole-school Progression map for Geography.
Click here to view the whole-school Long Term Plan for Geography.