Geography Subject Lead - Mrs Skeldon/Miss Baird
At St James' Catholic Primary School, we aim to develop children's sense of place. We teach geography to enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of the Earth's key human and physical processes, and to increase their knowledge of other cultures. In doing so, they learn respect and gain an understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country. We also teach geography so that children learn graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps and to enable children to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional, national and global scale. We also support the development of a variety of other cross-curricular skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, computing, investigation and how to present conclusions in the most appropriate way. All pupils will benefit from teaching and learning that is based upon the programs of study for geography which are set out in the National Curriculum.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: