'The study of what is where, how it got there and why we care.'
At St John's C of E Primary School we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and understanding of geographical processes, structures, places and peoples whilst developing the skills required for geographical investigations. The study of places begins with the immediate school locality and is later extended to a comparison of an economically developing country and a contrasting area in the UK. There are also thematic topics based on rivers, weather, settlements and environmental change. Children will develop and acquire a variety of skills to investigate places and themes including map-reading, the use of simple instruments, observation and identification. Using the National Curriculum as a guide, we teach Geography through a topic approach and is the main focus for some topics. To ensure the coverage of geographical skills and knowledge, we following a comprehension planning pathway provided by Oddizzi.