St Paul's Geography Rationale
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. Teaching should equip pupils 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. As pupils progress, their 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, interconnected and change over time (National Curriculum)
At St Paul’s Primary School we create opportunities for children to investigate, research and understand our world in order for them to become successful Geographers! We strive to deliver a high quality Geography education that inspires and engages pupils to explore and become curious about our world and the people that live in it. We want our children to be passionate and love the world they live in, taking care of it and responding to global issues as they arise. We make sure our pupils are equipped with a broad knowledge about the diversity of people from different nationalities and cultures, living in a vast variety of places across the globe, as well as discovering the different resources and environments that make our world so rich and plentiful. We endeavour to make sure there are no limits to their Geographical aspirations. Our pupils can become weather forecasters, explorers, landscapers, town planners, conservationists or activists. They will be able to compare, contrast and debate about different geographical issues that will prepare them for life in the modern world.
At St Paul’s, Geography provides opportunities for pupils to learn about places near and far, local and global. We create opportunities for practical fieldwork and research. Lessons are designed to enable children research, explore and reason about place worldwide, whilst building Geographical knowledge. Pupils are encouraged to question their own understanding, along with the opinions of others. Geography at St Paul’s ensures pupils have exposure to a wide experience of local and global learning, creating a culture where respect and celebration of diversity is a natural and right response to their learning. Pupils will not only meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum but will become fair and respectful citizens of our world armed with the knowledge and desire to make positive changes, show respect and improve the world in which they inherit.