The Geography curriculum at St Joseph's has been designed in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum and teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in geography, pupils learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.
At St Joseph's, every Geography unit is framed around an overarching enquiry question and echoes the structure of the National Curriculum:
- Place knowledge
- Human and Physical Geography
- Geographical skills and fieldwork