Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places (local, nationwide and worldwide), people and natural and human environments. This seeks to deepen the understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes. Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject.
We have created a curriculum that is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at St Thomas More and also to their further education and beyond.
In Key Stage 1, geography is taught as part of a half-termly unit, focusing on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 2, geography is taught alongside our history units where possible, and if not then through discreet lessons. This knowledge is then revisited and built upon the following year. This allows for a broad and rich knowledge and skill based curriculum.