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Geography Intent

The learning of Geography at St Joseph’s allows children to develop a wider understanding of the world around them; on a local, national and international scale. We aim to develop children’s skills in mapping, geographical enquiry and essential knowledge to form a deep and meaningful connection with their environment. In the early years and KS1 children map their immediate surroundings and also gain an understanding of place on a larger scale, the United Kingdom and Continents of the World. Children learn about weather, continents and begin to find similarities and differences with a contrasting country in the world.

As they move into KS2 children build on these skills and further develop and sense of place. Children learn to talk about where they live and talk about changes in their surroundings. We ask questions and investigate natural disasters and other physical processes as well as observing our environment through fieldwork and educational visits.  Geography at St Joseph’s is designed to inspire children’s curiosity about the world and begin to understand the processes within it.


Throughout our Geography Curriculum we will promote our Geography Curriculum Values of:


Belonging – We will make children aware of their local context by comparing and contrasting with other locations around the world.

Communities – Ensure children develop an understanding of the wider world, different areas of the world and the people who live their.

Stewardship – Develop children’s curiosity and respect for the world around them and the creatures within it. Understanding the effects of their actions and how we can positively impact the world.


Long Term Plan

Our Mission and Values

“Through the love of Jesus we can navigate life’s journey”“Living out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork”






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

Read Our Mission and Values

Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.