‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,’
This sets our foundation for geographical learning as we develop respect, wonder and awe for all of God’s creations.
The National Curriculum states that 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.
The intent of the curriculum at St Catherine’s is driven by our Mission Statement, ‘Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire.’ We believe that our Geography curriculum helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of our world- delivering powerful knowledge. We recognise how important it is that our teaching is designed to help pupils remember for the long term key knowledge and skills, it is important that each of the Geography units focus on teaching methodology as well as excellent coverage that puts an emphasis on key concepts. The ‘Focus Education’ curriculum units we teach, have been designed to give a metacognitive approach to teaching a knowledge- rich curriculum. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.
Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Children compare and contrast their local environment with other places in the world, helping them to become more reflective citizens, and develop an awareness of the importance of their own positive commitment to the environment and future of the planet as Stewards of Creation.