Statement of Intent
At St Gregory’s, children will experience an enquiry approach to their geography learning. Our aim is for children to make sense of their world and to develop a connection and understanding of the world and their place within it.
Children will build on their geographical skills each year as they learn about resources in the environment, physical and human processes and formation and use of landscapes. They will interpret and communicate geographical information using maps, globes and aerial photographs in their own investigations.
We believe regular fieldwork motivates children; forest school offers a wealth of experiences to instigate and enhance outdoor education. Children have opportunities to explore and get familiar with their own locality which is crucial for them to make connections with those in contrasting localities.
We promote the importance of having an awareness of the world. Through investigating real places and the lives of those who live somewhere else, children will build positive attitudes to people around the world. St Gregory’s children will become ‘Happy Geographers’ who value diversity in places, environments and cultures.