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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

History and Geography


At St. Joseph's, our intent is to produce a high-quality History education for all learners in order for them to gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and we are passionate that our children should be able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop their own perspective and judgements. In History, pupils will understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and also the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 


At St. Joseph's, our intent is to produce a high-quality geography education that inspires pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to challenge children’s stereotypes about countries across the world. We want our children to identify how countries develop a rich economy and to identify global trends. Our units encourage children to learn about countries of their origin and culture. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should enable them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.