At St John’s Walham Green, through our Geography curriculum, we aim to inspire a sense of curiosity and fascination with our world and its people that will promote the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our curriculum is in line with the National Curriculum requirements and is designed to teach locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography while focusing on developing research and observation skills that will carry children further in the next stages of their education.
The inclusive curriculum intends the children to develop an understanding of the world, United Kingdom and their locality in London with many opportunities for all children to engage in fieldwork to increase their investigation and observation skills inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum balances progressive geographical knowledge and transferable skills and we believe both are crucial for the children to make sense of the world.
Our curriculum intends the children to leave St John’s with the appreciation and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes as well as diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments so the children can develop awareness and problem-solving skills about the threats to a range of environments around the world.
In the EYFS, children are guided to meet their Early Learning Goals for Understanding the World through activities such as:
- sequencing events
- discussing changes in themselves from birth to five
- how things were different when their parents were children
- studying photos and artefacts
- building of small worlds
- talking about how things happen