Here at St Michael’s, our intent is that:
- We inspire pupils' curiosity, fascination and respect for the world and people around them,
- We stimulate pupils' interest in their surroundings,
- We encourage pupils to have a sense of community,
- We investigate and explore the local area to ensure that pupils develop a real sense of where they are and where they come from. We focus on their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special, but also different,
- Pupils develop a love for learning in geography by gaining skills and knowledge, not just in the classroom but on field and educational trips.
Through Geography, we aim to ensure pupils are able to form balanced opinions and have a good understanding about current issues in society and the environment, such as globalization and climate change.
At St Michael’s, we will be teaching Geography focusing on links made with other subjects. All lessons will focus on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum and will be planned to show progression and depth across each key stage. We give Geography an importance within the Curriculum to enable all children to gain a real life experience which will include educational visit to places with geographical value.
The impact of our Geography Curriculum will be:
- To provide children with a range of geographical skills and knowledge to encourage enquiry, formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions,
- To prepare pupils so they are ready for the Curriculum in KS3 and for life as an adult in the wider world,
- To give them an appreciation of what Global Citizenship means and the understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
This impact with be evidenced in topic books and integrated in English books; pupil interviews will be used to gauge their level of understanding and their enjoyment of the subject.