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St Vigor and St John Church School and The Mill Nursery

being adventurous,

being ethical,

being connected,

being unique


Our curriculum intent for Geography reflects the purpose and aims of the National Curriculum by helping our pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding of the World by developing their innate sense of curiosity. It connects them with place. The curriculum breadth is adapted to the context of our school to celebrate its unique locality and develop pupils’ sense of belonging. Enquiry is at the core of all lessons. There is a sequence of detailed, long and medium term plans to develop skills and cumulative knowledge. Children develop an understanding of fundamental British values and engage in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural ethos that this subject nurtures. 


The content allows for a broader, deeper understanding of the four key areas of geography identified in the National Curriculum. It will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places and understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world. Subject knowledge is organised through threshold concepts which organise new knowledge systematically to ensure a logical progression. Children are encouraged to read widely using a range of research sources to extend their understanding. Expanding a technical vocabulary is a constant thread that runs through the learning. We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives, creating a generation of children who make ethical decisions to protect their World.

Geography at St Vigor and St John