St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness




At St John's, geography learning teaches children about the world in which they live and how it has changed over time. Through our geography curriculum, we aim to provide pupils with opportunities to:


  • develop their knowledge and understanding of the world, from their local everyday experience to the global picture
  • develop an understanding of the physical and human geographical features of the world we live in
  • gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues concerning the planet they live in
  • collect, analyse and draw conclusions through evidence
  • communicate their view points in a variety of ways using appropriate vocabulary
  • develop cultural awareness and challenge stereotypes
  • foster enjoyment, satisfaction and curiosity for finding out about places, patterns and processes


We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different  scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We achieve this through a variety of day trips, residential trips and local field work, exploring the immediate vicinity of the school. Fieldwork means using first-hand observation and geographical skills to gain knowledge and practical experiences in both physical and human outdoor environments.