The subject leader for Geography at St James' is Mrs Tindall.
Geography at St James’ aims to stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth’s surface. The teaching of Geography fosters pupils’ sense of wonder at the beauty of the world surrounding them, helps pupils to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat;
Geography enhances pupils’ sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people and secures their commitment to promoting and living sustainable lifestyles. Our curriculum develops pupils’ skills of critical enquiry and an ability to handle and interpret information, through asking and answering geographical questions and using computing to communicate with and explore a variety of people, places and environments across the world. We support pupils to explore values and attitudes about complex issues such as sustainability and sustainable development.
We teach by including a range of places, cultures and environments at a variety of scales, from local to global which will foster a sense of understanding about how we are interconnected and interdependent with other people and ecosystems around the world. All of this is done with God’s creation in mind.
We are now following the Connected Geography scheme of work. Careful consideration has been given to ensuring continuity and progression through the programme in terms of knowledge and understanding, geographical skills and conceptual development. Geography begins in the EYFS and throughout a child's journey at St James' your child will explore 18 enquiries to build on their skills that will support them in becoming a 'Geographer'.