At St Mary’s we want Geography to inspire in all pupils an inquisitiveness and fascination about the world and everyone in it, that will stay with them throughout their lives. St Mary’s will strive to equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and both natural and human environments. In addition to this, children will receive a deep understanding of the Earth’s key human and physical processes. As children progress, their developing knowledge of the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the relationships between human and physical processes along with the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Children will be able to approach and explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are interwoven, created, shaped and change over time through their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills.
We aim for all pupils to:
Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
Be competent in the geographical skills needed to:
Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school.
School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning.
Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow.
Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return.
We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday.
I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority.
Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days.