At Holy Trinity & S. Silas School it is our intention to provide a rich, diverse and inspiring curriculum that ensures children have a wide range of opportunities to engage, explore, question and deepen their thinking, their knowledge and their understanding.
We believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at HTSS enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Geography at HTSS is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Trips are valued as a way to enrich learning and improve cultural capital: using London as our classroom, the children are enabled to develop practical skills such as mapping, fieldwork and examination of primary sources.
As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. The content of the geography curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum requirements.
Global Goals Week
The Global Goals Week gives children and teachers an opportunity to embed sustainability throughout learning. This helps bring the content of the curriculum to life, and enables children to understand their purpose in this world by exploring global citizenship through the framework of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The week aims to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development;
- Embed sustainability and social responsibility across all learning;
- Link teaching, learning, and assessment to local and global concerns;
- Prepare pupils with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to help tackle the world’s greatest challenges.
Each year group has their first lesson focusing on the Global Goals as a whole to re-cap the variety of priorities for worldwide sustainable development; for the rest of the week, the children dive into their specific Global Goal and understand the complexities our world is facing within that goal.
Children are taught geography every day that week as a discrete lesson but also through English (through our core texts). Children are able to showcase their learning to the wider school community through exhibition boards and our annual Global Goals Fair.