‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.’
At St. Peter’s Church of England Junior School, we strive to ignite children’s curiosity of the world and its people, aiming to spark their interest to explore and understand the diversity of the wider world that we live in.
As we seek to inspire ‘life in all its fullness’, our geography curriculum is designed to equip children with geographical skills and knowledge through their study of places, people and natural and human environments. Enhanced by geography fieldwork and projects that capture hearts and minds, we strive to deepen children's understanding of the earth’s human and physical forms and processes.
Through our geography curriculum and wider experiences, we aim to provoke thought and stimulate questions, encouraging children to ponder and discover answers to their own wonderings. This is supported by exploration and research, enabling children to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of our world and their place within it.
Inspired by ‘living life to the full’, we strive to instil a love of learning and enable all children to learn for life. We regard our school as a happy place for ‘life in all fullness’ adventures, proud of our geography curriculum that promotes discovery and encourages action.
Supported by research, we believe that a geography curriculum enhances ‘life in all its fullness’ by:
As stated in the National Curriculum for geography, we aim for all of our pupils to be able to:
We strive to embed our values in all areas of school life, promoting them as a guide for flourishing in life and learning.
As geographers, we;
CELEBRATE the similarities and differences we discover about the diversity of our world
Show RESPECT for human geography, including empathy and understanding for different types of land use, economic activity and the distribution of natural resources
COLLABORATE when undertaking geographical fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in our local area
Take RESPONSIBILITY to know the world around us and protect it from harm, understanding the impact we can have on physical geography
Know our TRUE value on this earth and appreciate our sense of place, both locally and globally
Use and develop our geographical skills to SERVE the world, both now and in the future
Through our geography curriculum, children extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This includes the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Through their study and enquiry, children develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Each geography unit follows the same journey:
Please click on the document below for further information about our geography curriculum.
Subject Lead: Mr Hudson
Subject Governor: Margaret Taylor