Vision Statement for Geography

At St Thomas’, we aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and the people within it; engaging and helping to develop a life-long love of learning and understanding of the world they live in.  We want our children to become right’s respecting individuals, who are tolerant, respectful, wise and hopeful in this community and God’s world. 

Through their growing knowledge and understanding of geography, they will understand the geographical location of places and their physical and human features, they will understand the relationships between the physical features of places and the human activity within them, and the appreciation of how the world’s natural resources are used and transported and will understand geographical representations, vocabulary and techniques.

St Thomas’ geographers, become tolerant and responsible citizens through developing their appreciation of how they can impact their world, engaging in activities with people and organisations working to make a difference in the world, learning in more depth about localities other than our own, learning about economic activity, trade links and the use of resources.  This will be done by offering a wide range of real-life experiences - both inside and outside of school - including educational visits, fieldwork, visitors, experimentation, exploration and discovery.

We grow together in Geography by:

  • Developing an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. 
  • Understanding the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • Gaining an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Developing fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • Developing the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Using our imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Utilising fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • Instilling a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • Developing the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

As geographers, we aim to follow our school’s curriculum vision in order to

Be Curious, Be Knowledgeable, Be Creative, Be Compassionate,

Be Reflective, Be Courageous.

Growing together through faith in Jesus Christ, ‘Let all you do be done in love.’

(1 Corinthians 16)

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