Geography Curriculum Intent
At St Anne’s, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum that inspires children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people – both locally and globally. This is central to developing our school vision of ‘curious minds and caring hearts’ as it encourages children to understand the diversity of the world around them.
Geography is by nature, an investigative subject which develops children’s understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The geography curriculum at St Anne’s enables children to develop this knowledge and teaches key skills that are transferrable to other curriculum areas; in particular to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We value the importance of out of class learning and educational visits to develop fieldwork studies and to practice their geographical skills. In addition to this, the School Values are of prominence in our geography teaching as we aim to inspire children to be independent, reflective learners who are open to asking and answering questions about the natural and human worlds.
We follow the Cornerstone’s scheme for geography which provides an inspiring curriculum through a cross curricular theme. Our geography curriculum recognises children’s prior learning and ensures that content and skills are progressive across the school, creating a balanced programme of study and promoting success.