Geography at St Paul's
Geography has always been held in high regard at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, with the local area's own rich geography celebrated throughout the school. Our high-quality geography education at St Paul’s aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more and remember more over time. Within our geography curriculum we aim to develop and deepen our children’s understanding of the conditions and features which make up our physical environment. We believe that stimulating their interest in their surroundings, developing their geographical enquiry and skills through first-hand experiences will inspire our children to learn. Our children are encouraged to develop not only a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, but their place within it. The geography curriculum at St Paul’s enables children to develop knowledge and skills which are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in our 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. Our curriculum is designed around developing knowledge and skills which are progressive. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The geography curriculum at St Paul’s is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy.