St Mary & St Michael Catholic Primary

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Geography covers the breadth of the Bailiwick curriculum.
Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. During Geography lessons we aim to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.
Our intent, 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 and natural and human environments. We will combine this with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As pupils progress through our school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of local and global landscapes and environments.
We seek to inspire in children a thirst for knowledge and an awareness of the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.

Statutory Requirements
Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of Geography are laid out in the Bailiwick of Guernsey Curriculum, the Geography Entitlement Document (as of September 2023) and in the Development Matters document for Early Years (2012).


Geography Bailiwick Curriculum Aims
Learners should build secure knowledge of the following:
a. How the present has been shaped by events in the past, through exploring change and continuity over time, and understanding why and where things happened
b. How and why places and environments develop, how they can be sustained and how they may change in the future
c. How identities develop, what we have in common, what makes us different and how we organise ourselves and make decisions within communities
d. How people, communities and places are connected and can be interdependent at a range of scales.

EY went on a farm visit to develop their understanding of the world. They explored the role and purpose of a farm and learnt about the animals that live on a farm.