At St Joseph’s, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. As stated by the Geographical Association “Geographical thinking is not everyday thinking because geography, the world subject, tries to keep things whole, geographical thinking includes relating the near and far, the physical and the human, people and environments, the economic and the social… and so on”. The intent of the geographical curriculum is to ensure that pupils think like geographers and question what they see and hear locally, nationally and internationally. With the school set in rural Northumberland, the geography curriculum sets out to build on pupils’ experiences around where they live and use this experience and knowledge to compare with places and topic that are studied further afield.
We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.