Inspire • Enrich • Enjoy • Succeed
At STW, we teach Geography to develop children’s understanding of our environment and provide a range of opportunities to explore the relationship between the Earth and its people. We seek to ask and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We will develop an understanding of where people live and why they live there.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about our local environment as well as the wider world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives and inspire a life-long love of learning. Geography helps young people to become more aware of their planet and develop into informed individuals in an increasingly challenging and unpredictable world. By incorporating the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into our learning, we wish to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. We will use skills in the reading of maps and atlases on a local, national and global scale. Geography is an investigative subject and the skills we develop are transferable across many subjects and will provide a basis for future learning.
By designing the curriculum to include themes which are revisited throughout different topics, we aim to embed a knowledge of concepts, facts and skills which will enhance the learning experience for the children. This is supported by the development of a rich and varied vocabulary which will underpin and consolidate the understanding of the knowledge we gain.