At Over St. John’s, we believe that Geography helps to develop curiosity and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
Our Geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas, and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
Our intent at Over St. John’s, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments whilst showing respect and making a positive contribution to their community and the wider society., together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Our Geography curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the National Curriculum.
Within our school, Reception and Key Stage One children are taught in single age classes, whereas Key Stage Two children are taught across three mixed year group classes and our curriculum is designed to reflect this. Reception and Key Stage One children are taught a single year rolling programme of Geography, whereas in Key Stage 2, the teaching of Geography is delivered over a two year rolling programme.
Please click on the link below to access our current Geography Subject Map and the Geography Progression of ~Knowledge and Skills document.