We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
The geography curriculum at English Martyrs Catholic Primary school enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which support our school vision and values. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Where possible this is based on direct experiences, practical activities and fieldwork in school, its immediate environment and further afield.
The topics we teach follow National Curriculum guidance and the curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School and also to their further education and beyond.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.