Growing In Faith and Learning
At St. Leonard's Primary, a high-quality geography education inspires children to develop curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips them with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As they progress, our children's growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Do you want to know what your child will be learning in Geography?
Below you will find a copy of our Geography policy which will give you an idea of what we are aiming to achieve in Geography at St. Leonard's. You will also find a copy of our long term curriculum map. In our school, we follow a two year rolling programme (as we have mixed age classes). This ensures that children have full coverage of the National Curriculum and do not repeat any topics/learning.
To ensure that throughout their time with us; children are building their skills ready for their next stage in learning. For Geography we have decided to split these skills into knowledge and practical skills. Take a look at the progression skills to see what is expected of your child at the end of each year group.
Whilst in Geography lessons we are focusing on 'Geography' skills we also expect children to apply their English and Maths skills and in other contexts.
Finally, I have added a link to the National Curriculum.
If you have any Geography related questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Postlethwaite who leads on Geography in our school.
In Geography this year we have two key focus areas for improvement: