Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. Through our geography topics we want to inspire to our children to have a greater understanding of the world; a love of the land an understanding about the people they come from and the knowledge to respect the peoples and countries of the world. We will give them skills to last a lifetime of curiosity and exploration of the physical and human features of our awesome planet. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We plan many trips every year to various local places such as; Hull city centre, London, Hornsea beach, and Bridlington as well further afield such as Kingswood in Lancashire. By the time our pupils leave St Mary Queen of Martyrs we will have ignited a passion in our pupils to live a more sustainable life as well as to travel beyond their local area, with a deep understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.
At St Mary Queen of Martyrs geography is taught in topics, with some links and topic crossovers with History. We teach the national curriculum, supported by a clear knowledge progression, recapping and building upon prior learning with key geographical concepts. It is important that our children develop the skills of a geographer. We begin each topic with a topic quiz, the children are then given a knowledge mat which generates excitement about the topic.