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Geography

      "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it the world and all who live in it...." Psalm 24

At St. Antony's our intent of our Geography curriculum is to create a love of the great outdoors, to provoke children's curiosity and fascination about the natural and human world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about the local area of Shadsworth and Blackburn so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.

Working with parents we intend that our pupils leave St. Antony's with the knowledge and skills which will promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim to ensure children are aware of global geographical issues, the importance of sustainability and human action upon the world. Through the teachings of 'Laudato Si, children become armed with the knowledge to make decisions about how they choose to live their lives and look after God's planet, Our Common Home.

Geography Subject Ambassadors

At St. Antony's we have identified Geography Ambassadors; pupils who show a particular talent, skill or affinity in Geography. We are keen to nurture this talent. Subject ambassadors work alongside the subject leader, Mrs Malak to develop their subject and enhance our provision for all.  

We are the Geography Ambassadors for 2023-2024

"Geography without fieldwork is like science without experiments."

We make great use of the outdoors in delivering our Geography curriculum. At St. Antony’s our school grounds and local area are fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes.

We ensure that geographical enquiry is at the heart of all fieldwork. Although there are elements of fieldwork built in all units, each year group completes an in-depth piece of fieldwork. 

EYFS - Where does the rubbish come from?

Y1 - How can we improve an area of our school?

Y2 - Which human feature is most used in our local area?

Y3 - Does the weather effect our local environment?

Y4 - What are the features of our local river?

Y5- Is our school road safe?

Y6-  Why do people visit Blackburn town centre?

 

'Digimaps for Schools' is an easy to use online resource providing access to OS  mapping. Each class use it to support the teaching of geography.