Geography

St. Ignatius (BKCAT) Geography Plan

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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 pupils progress, their 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 frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.


Intent:

As inhabitants of the Earth we are all involved in Geography; it is part of who we are. Because of this, we aim for all children to be the very best Geographers. Our intention is to provide a knowledge rich curriculum so that our children know, remember
and understand more about the world in which they live. By creating confident geographers, the children will leave our school appreciating and understanding how our world has evolved over time. At each stage of their learning, children should be
able to demonstrate an understanding of the human, physical and locational aspects of each topic and be able to develop this over time.
We intend to do this by:
● Ensuring a high quality geography curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable
● Providing a variety of opportunities to learn about human and physical geography from a local, continental and global viewpoint
● Ensuring children are confident geographers who are able to apply the key skills learned to a range of challenging activities
● Revisiting these areas of learning regularly children will remember more, know more and understand more
● Acknowledging the impact of human activity on the future of our planet and considering how they can contribute to improving the environment.