Geography inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. At St. Anselm’s, the Geography curriculum provides learning opportunities which not only meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 but are also broad, relevant to our pupils and inclusive. We aim to stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings while learning about their place in the world. We aim, wherever possible, to link learning in this subject to other areas of the curriculum, such as English, computing and art whilst at the same time providing pupils with opportunities to develop the personal attributes of our unique Rainbow Curriculum.
‘Inspire to Aspire’
Throughout their learning, children will be learning about historical and contemporary geographers whose work relates to the area being studied in the topic. As far as possible, these inspirational figures will represent all genders, celebrating and recognising the contribution of people from all cultures to society.
Through a wide variety of activities pupils learn about local places, places in the UK and places in the wider world. They also learn about key geographical processes. Key knowledge and skills have been mapped across the school to ensure progression between year groups.
In KS1 there are 4 units with a Geography focus.
In KS2 there are 6 units with a Geography focus.
Pupils are taught locational and place knowledge through:
We ensure that pupils:
The high- quality geography education at St. Anselm’s ensures that pupils understand that we are part of a diverse local community and a larger international community. They appreciate the similarities and differences between communities and places across the globe and are aware of how these are connected. They begin to understand their role in shaping and protecting the world of the future, encouraging them to think and act in a sustainable way.