Our Philosophy
We are passionate about geography at Our Lady of the Angels because we believe that an understanding of key geographical concepts is vital for our children's development to enable them to become 'Agents of Change'. 

All our geography topics are interconnected by our eight big idea planning principles which enable children to make connections with other learning both within and beyond the geography curriculum.  

It places a special emphasis on providing opportunities for children to develop a passion for sustainable development and a strong understanding of local, national and global environmental issues.  
Curriculum Aims
In line with the national curriculum for geography, we aim to ensure that, by the end of Key Stage Two, all pupils:
  • 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 
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.