At St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School, our high-quality geography curriculum aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We intend for our pupils to build an internal map which grows as they move through their studies and for them to develop an appreciation of different human and physical features and how they shape the environment around them. We intend our Geography Curriculum to enable all learners to experience the beauty, awe and wonder of God’s world and to develop an awareness of their place in it as stewards, not masters of creation. Our Stewardship must reflect our understanding that our planet is irreplaceable.
Our Geography Subject Leader, has worked in collaboration with MAC Leaders to design an enquiry based, carefully sequenced, progressive curriculum based around the National Curriculum for Geography which encompasses:
As a result of quality first teaching and our carefully planned Geography curriculum, our pupils will show a depth of understanding in and curiosity for the subject. The sequencing of our curriculum will enable pupils to build a mental map starting with their school location and setting and building progressively wider throughout the studies. They will then refer back to their immediate locations to contrast and compare and consider key learning points. Through the emphasis on and direct teaching of vocabulary, pupils will talk with confidence, clarity and passion about their learning. They will understand what it is to be a geographer: the ways of working in the field, the types of questions to ask and the ways to articulate and deliver answers. Pupils will be equipped with the key skills and knowledge required for further study in KS3 and beyond.