Geographical thinking is not every day thinking, it includes relating the near and far, the physical and the human, people and environments, the economic and the social. Geography is the study of people, places and environments through explanatory relationships. It draws on natural and social sciences, helping us to appreciate how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography contributes to our sense of identity, it helps us understand the complexity of our world and appreciate the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. Through geography we learn about our world, our role and the responsibilities that come with it.
Geography lessons are organised into topic areas, our curriculum builds on the knowledge and key skills to show clear progression across the key stage. St Paul’s aims to develop every child holistically. Nurture and encourage every child’s natural curiosity to shape and direct it to turn the children into inquisitive, questioning learners. We will motivate and inspire our children to find out about their world, both physical and human, so they can take an active part in contributing to protecting the world they grow up in.
Our geography curriculum enables children to think like geographers think, about the methods geographers use to create valuable insights about the world and the range of ideas and perspectives that make geography a truly global subject. At St Paul’s children will become increasingly critical and analytical thinkers, making informed and balanced judgements based on their knowledge of the world around them. Children will be aware of how geographical events have shaped the world that they currently live in and influence its future.