Intent Our Geography education at St Benedict’s inspires children with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The curriculum is divided into 4 main parts: locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. Throughout the school, children will learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Implementation In Reception, the children learn about the places that are important to them in their lives. In Year 1, children begin to develop the concept of place by exploring their locality and where they live by creating maps with basic symbols. In Year 2, children explore the seaside and venture further afield when discovering the geographical features of Kenya. Between years 3 and 6, children build upon their knowledge of the world, first by learning about physical geographical in Year 3 with their exciting topic Extreme Earth. In Year 4 the children explore rivers and oceans and in Year 5 the children delve into the locality and study Quarry Bank Mill. In Year 6 the children are studying volcanoes and will compare London to the capital city of another island.
Impact This curriculum teaches the children how to think like geographers and develop their skills in understanding the world around them.