At St Peter’s we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at St Peter’s enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils 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. Improving the children’s geographical understanding of the world will support their dreams and aspirations for the future. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and making them realise that all things are possible.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop knowledge of the location of places, seas and oceans, including their defining physical and human characteristics.
- Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
- Are competent in the use of geographical skills such as field work, map reading and data analysis.
Here at St Peter’s, we develop a secure understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods throughout time. We think critically about historical events and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences. We compare and contrast similarities and differences between other ways of life, in different periods of time. We develop the ability to support, evaluate and unlock new possibilities in our own lives and those of others, using historical evidence from a range of sources. Through regularly addressing and sometimes devising historically valid questions, we develop our understanding of change, cause, similarity and difference, leading to a more in depth knowledge of the past. Through studying lessons learnt from the past, we can critically evaluate these events and the knowledge we have gained to help us face the challenges which present in our own lives.