The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together. Barak Obama

At John Locke Academy, the teaching of geography will inspire our children to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our geography curriculum will teach children to appreciate our wonderful world, encouraging them to stop and take note. We want children to become active citizens, growing up with the knowledge that they are guardians of the world and, as individuals, they can make a positive impact to the world in which they live. Geography will teach children to appreciate the diversity in the world among peoples and environments, developing tolerance, respect and compassion towards their global community.

Our local area is developing fast, and we want our children to collect, analyse and communicate using a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that will deepen their understanding of geographical processes. We also intend that our children's understading of the wider world increases as they progress through the school. Our children will explore concepts such as fairtrade, the environment, diversity and population and the impact humans have on the world. Armed with this knowledge they can make decisions about their role in the geographical issues facing the world today. 

Our aim is to teach the national curriculum in a way that is relevent to our school community and engages pupils in the possibilities for studying geography in the future as a means of making a difference in the world. Units are learning are carefully considered to offer progression within key themes -  A Sense of Place, Values, Human Impact and Power of the Natural World - and progression in clear geographical skills.

Geography Mapping

Exploring St. Andrew's Park Year 2

Off on a Welly Walk with Reception

Local change - development of St. Andrew's Park