The Geography Curriculum is designed to allow pupils to transfer key knowledge to their long-term memory. At St Joseph’s, our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s cultural capital by delving into children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and throughout the world – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about our local area, so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special to ensure breadth, balance, continuity and progression.
This results in building new skills and knowledge based upon what has been taught before. We develop children’s experiences and understanding of geography by igniting their curiosity about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes through memorable learning opportunities for example, Leeson House, Hengistbury Head and the New Forest. The school provides a coherently planned curriculum, sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge, skills and cultural capital through informative teaching and learning activities and enhancement experiences.