We are Geographers!
Geography Curriculum Intent
At St. Martin’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that it is our responsibility to instil in children a curiosity about the world around them. Therefore, the intent of our geography curriculum is to inspire the children to want to explore the world that we live in, the key processes that have helped shape it, as well as the people who inhabit it.
Our intention is for the children to explore areas close to them, areas that are relevant to their lives and then helping them to understand how they fit into the wider world. We wish to give children the opportunity to experience a broad variety of places from all around the world to help ignite their geographical curiosity and feed their love for learning.
As geography is an investigative subject, we intend to equip the children with the geographical skills needed to develop their knowledge. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own enquiries through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
– Barack Obama.
"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future." - Michael Palin.