Geography Intent Statement
In accordance with the academy’s philosophy, we seek to inspire all of our pupils with a positive attitude towards Geography where they are keen to know more about their geographical surroundings. Children are also encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place within it as well as developing an understanding of the interaction of the Earth’s human and physical processes. Our academy aims to achieve this through the studying of specific locations within our topic based approach as well as using maps and atlases to study these. We want our pupils to become confident and skilled geographers who are fascinated by the world they live in and apply their new understanding to their everyday lives. We want our Geography curriculum to set our pupils on the path to life-long learning through the continual development of useful skills for Geography such as: mapping and fieldwork skills, analysis of data, communication and interpretation.
The Geography Curriculum at St Bernadette’s aims to engage and excite our pupils. Indeed the geography national curriculum states “geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people” (P.1). This will be achieved through teaching the various aspects of Geography which include the development of “Locational”, “Place”, “Human and Physical” knowledge and ‘Geographical Skills and Fieldwork”. We aim for our pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills to develop progressively through our carefully planned Geography curriculum which is delivered through our academy’s termly topics (see “Geography Intent Statement” for full version).