Geography

‘The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world.’  Barack Obama

Curriculum Intent
Through the delivery of our curriculum, we want our children to be ready for life beyond St John's Church of England Academy.
 
We aspire for them to be:
Articulate
Aspirational
Curious
Appreciative
Subject Intent

St John’s Church of England Academy will not only ensure statutory compliance with the national curriculum, but also develops pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live through the study of place, space and environment.

Whilst geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.

As a Geographer we want our children…

To view our locality with awe and appreciation, understanding its similarities and differences to other parts of the United Kingdom and wider world. 

By teaching geography, we aim to:
  • Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
  • Develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
  • Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.
  • Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
  • Develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, Computing and presenting conclusions in the most appropriate way
Impact

The impact and measure of our geography curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

          Belonging          Perseverance          Respect          Forgiveness          Truth          Aspiration