At St. Antony's the 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.
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"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, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded into practice.
Year 2 outside on the playground using a compass to locate different directions.
'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.