At St Thomas’ school, geography lessons unlock a curiosity and fascination about the world. We aim to create geographers by equipping children with knowledge about the diverse world they live in so that they can understand their place within it. Our language rich curriculum has been carefully developed to inspire children to consider the impact they have on the world, as well as provoke and answer questions about other cultures, world affairs and environments.
As children progress through the school, their knowledge of the interaction of physical and human processes grows, as well as their understanding of formation and use of landscapes. Through a progressive and carefully sequenced curriculum, children are also given the opportunity to develop mapping skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
We want children to develop a love for geography and become global citizens who can use their knowledge of physical and human processes to make meaningful links in the world to bring about change and prepare for a new and better tomorrow.