Geography at St George’s aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Pupils learn about four key areas, extending their skills and knowledge as they move from KS1 to KS2;
Locational knowledge - naming and locating cities, counties, countries and continents and identifying key characteristics.
Place knowledge - understanding the geographical similarities and differences between a region in the United Kingdom and a region in a contrasting country.
Human and physical geography - identifying world weather patterns, describing and understanding key physical features including river, mountain, volcano, climate and vegetation. Types of settlement and land use and natural resources including energy, foods, minerals and water.
Skills and fieldwork - how to use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries. Understand and use compass directions and grid references. Use fieldwork and observational skills to study the local area.
The curriculum focuses on equipping students with skills to investigate, interpret and communicate information about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. It also encourages them to develop an understanding of the earth’s physical and human processes.
To add vibrancy and meaning to the geography curriculum, pupils have a variety of opportunities for outdoor learning, field trips and educational visits and can often be seen at all ages learning outside school, exploring the local area.
Mrs C O'Shea - Geography Subject Leader