At St Thomas’s, we believe that a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
human, physical and locational knowledge
• develop an understanding of the world around them, which ignites passion to protect and look after
the world in which they live
• are competent in applying geographical skills
• are engaged in current topics and can make links between ideas and practical experiences, considering
how this relates to their lives today
• develop an understanding what it means to be a geographer, exploring future career opportunities in
Geography is taught weekly during three terms in the academic year, following the Kapow scheme for learning. Children experience a cyclical curriculum, returning to key knowledge and skills frequently, allowing prior knowledge to be utilised so pupils can build upon previous foundations and revisit their previous learning with greater complexity each time. The curriculum covers locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, and geographical skills including fieldwork.
Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between geography and literacy lessons identified, planned for and utilised. The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.
Our geography curriculum equips all pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural versus human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world deepens their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Children can confidently use their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
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