Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.
Geography is all about learning for life and for living. We believe that in learning through geography – whether through formal learning or experiencing travel and exploration – we can be more aware about how we live and work together and what we do to change our world for the good or not so good.
Geography tells us about
- The places and communities in which we live and work
- Our natural environments and the pressures they face
- The way the world and its people are all connected
- How and why the world is changing, globally and locally
- How what we do on our own or with others changes our world in some way
- The choices that exist in managing our world for the future
- The importance of places for work and fun
At St Thomas we aim to teach children that as stewards over God’s world we need to make wise decisions because what we do today changes the world for tomorrow. Geography, for us, is the exciting exploration of the world around us, whether we are finding out about the journey of the River Mersey, amazing countries that comprise our world, animal and human habitats, conservation or our own locality. Geography has links to lots of other areas of the curriculum– Maths, Science, Citizenship, Art, Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages, Cultures and RE. We use ICT to find out about it, too!