Geography

At St Joseph’s Preparatory School our high-quality Geography education inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

In every Key Stage our teaching equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the World helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

We celebrate Geography each term with our Geography assembly, a time when children’s achievements are marked.  Naming of the counties, countries, continents and oceans must be committed to long term memory, to ensure a basic understanding of the World and its communities.

There are so many links to the other areas of the curriculum that Geography plays a fundamental role in our teaching and links very well with our catholic ethos, where we consider the plight of others.  We take topics such as ‘The Rainforest’, ‘Africa’ or ‘Water’ and link this to many areas our learning, helping to ensure our children receive a broad and balanced view of themselves in their environment as well as a global understanding.