Geography is a valued part of the curriculum at St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary school as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people. It stimulates curiosity and imagination and we aim to develop geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through our Lunar curriculum.
We encourage children to learn by experience and we value fieldwork as an integral part of the Geography Curriculum. Across the curriculum we try and embrace outdoor learning, and this is particularly valued in geography, from investigating the local geographic features, both human and physical, to developing children's core geographical skills, through use of our extensive school grounds, outdoor adventure, the local area and in the school gardens.
Children enjoy local and regional visits to make help them make sense of their learning. Our aim is to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them throughout their lives. Children study their immediate local area and Great Britain, they also learn about contrasting environments including South America and Egypt.
For details about specific year group coverage, see the curriculum map for each year group, found on the class pages of our website.