At St John XXIII, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it.
By the time children leave St John XXIII, they will have mastered a range of skills that will support their future development. These are –
· To be good communicators – language will be modelled daily to encourage speaking and listening. We want our children to be confident to speak out about Climate Change and how they can make a difference for future generations.
· To be enthusiastic, lifelong learners with a passion for saving the planet that God gifted to us.
· To understand how to keep themselves safe and be respectful in their communities by working with our community partners to protect the nature of our area and to develop an understanding of different countries and cultures around the world.
· To develop their God given talents by being creative in their approach to field work and exploration in Geography
· To be independent, resilient learners who enjoy challenges and use their problem solving skills for the good of our planet and those who inhabit it.
It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.