‘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
At St John’s Church of England Academy, we wholly embrace our local community and environment and have enhanced our curriculum through ‘Foresters’ Forest’ led enquiries to ensure that our children have a better appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of The Forest of Dean.
At St John’s Church of England School, we believe that through the study of geography children make sense of their world, as well as their place in it and enrich their understanding of it. Our Geography Curriculum ensures that children are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of living in the Forest of Dean and encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities. We provide children with a knowledge and an understanding of the geography of our local area and the world, to provoke and provide questions about the natural and human aspects of it.
To view our locality with awe and appreciation, understanding its similarities and differences to other parts of the United Kingdom and wider world.
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.