At St John’s we aim to deliver a high-quality geography education which, as an integral part of our harmony curriculum, inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the natural world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Through our learning enquiries, we equip children 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. A growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features, at different scales, are shaped, interdependent and change over time.
We aim to provide children with experiences which enable them to develop as geographers, using maps and including fieldwork opportunities during our outdoor learning and exploration of environmental issues, linking our learning to our half-termly sustainability themes. We believe this will support the moral and social responsibility we would like to foster in our children in order for them to care about the environment and build a sense of awe and wonder about the world.