Geography at St. Joseph The Worker
'Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!' Psalm 66:5
Take an adventure down a river, climb a mountain, survive a storm, find where you are on a map, explore your local environment and where you live... with Geography the possibilities to witness God's incredible work are endless!
In our role as caretakers of our planet, we feel it is our responsibility to instill leadership skills in our children and give them the tools to continue to care for our planet long after they leave school.
How is Geography taught at St Joseph the Worker?
Every class from Year 1 to Year 6 is given different areas of the Geography National Curriculum to study - Nursery and Reception take their goals from the Development Matters documentation. Each class is encouraged to delve into their subject area to become aware of the world around them and develop the skills and enquiring minds they need to be able to navigate the world they live in. Through map study and fieldwork investigations, we encourage our children to develop geographical skills. We encourage our children to think geographically and to always have a curiosity to discover facts about where countries are and the people who inhabit them. Through our knowledge organisers - see linked documents below - parents and school staff can access the key knowledge we expect our pupils to understand.
Thankyou to the PTFA
We have recently bought a full class set of new World Atlases so that the children will have up to date access to countries around the world. Finding Islands, Oceans and Seas, Mountains and Continents - our new Atlases will be used in all Geography lessons to help children's mapping and enquiry skills. Thankyou to the PTFA for funding the purchase.
Here are some useful webites which you might enjoy:
My favourite thing about Geography has always been maps, countries and places. I like finding out where countries are and where they are on a map! I like playing the matching games too where you have to match the country to the flag.
Whats your favourite thing about Geography?