At St Mary of the Angels, our core purpose is to instil a sense of curiosity and desire to explore God's creation, both locally and further afield. In doing so, we accept the true wonder of the world we live in and we endeavour to create inquisitive minds driven to protect our planet for future generations.
We believe it is vital that all children have an understanding of the world as a vast physical space and make comparisons between different places globally, those familiar to them and those which are not. To be broadminded individuals, we believe that children must understand how and why the world differs and respect cultural diversity. We strive to give all children opportunities to develop their skills through both practical experience and research.
Geography is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum and is taught in all classes, supported by relevant educational trips and targeted educational visitors. We strive to bring Geography to life; and to relate it to the life experiences of the pupils in our school, including through our Forest Schools programme and our Eco Warriors club. Further opportunities are afforded to our Key Stage 2 children through our JASS experience (Junior Duke of Edinburgh award scheme).
Please find attached our Geography statement; and the end points in Geography, which we use to assess pupils' progress and attainment, at key points in their education. The End Points also help us to provide relevant next steps for all pupils.