St Lewis' Catholic Primary School

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Geography at St Lewis'...

At St Lewis', we believe that Geography allows children a unique insight into understanding the world around them, to extend their experiences and awareness beyond Warrington and it encourages children to think in new ways about the context in which they or others live. In a rapidly changing world, Geography is a subject with a continuing purpose that requires a range of skills and knowledge that draws on other areas.

At St Lewis', our vision for Geography is that children leave our primary school with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. This will be achieved by not only imparting knowledge onto our children, but by developing the geographical skills that will allow them to explore the subject themselves. Enquiry, communicating observations, learning subject-specific vocabulary, using maps and carrying out fieldwork will result in children leaving St Lewis' Primary School with the potential to become keen Geographers who can understand the big issues of the day.

Throughout their time at school children will learn Geography’s big ideas of place, environment, scale, impact and cultural awareness. In our EYFS, children will get a sense of place by observing, exploring and investigating their immediate environment. In KS1, children will begin to look outwards into the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world, where comparisons in human and physical Geography are made. In KS2, children will learn about higher-level Geographical features, such as volcanoes, earthquakes and coastlines and apply critical thinking to complex concepts such as trade and economic activity. Children will have opportunities through research, fieldwork and locational/ place studies to assimilate knowledge of physical and human geographical features within the UK, Europe and the Wider World.

Children at St Lewis' will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in a graduated approach through observations and fieldwork.  They will become familiar with the Geography of their school site, the local area including identification of physical and human features within Croft, Warrington and wider areas such as Liverpool and then in contrasting parts of the United Kingdom as the curriculum progresses.  They will also be able to discuss current geographical news reports in school, such as extreme weather events or earthquakes.



Mr Dorrell is our Geography Subject Leader