Geography is the study of the world around us and at St Andrew’s we aim to inspire a lifelong curiosity about the world, its people and the children’s own personal place within it.
“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin 2007
“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barack Obama
Our school drivers are diversity and wellbeing which form an integral part of our desire to teach the children the geographical skills necessary for them to discover the diversity of the world we live in and to have an understanding of the part they play in ensuring the world’s continuing wellbeing.
Our Geography curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum requirements, focuses on a progression of geographical skills and knowledge, under the headings of: Location, Place, Human & Physical Geography, and Geographical skills and fieldwork. These skills are revisited, and built upon, throughout the children’s school journey. This ensures that geographical knowledge, understanding and skills are embedded allowing children to be able to explain how the Earth’s features, at different scales, are shaped, interconnected and change over time.