Humanities - History/Geography

Mrs Lois Theobald

Mrs Theobald is one of our History and Geography Subject Leaders

Miss Julie McGinley

Miss McGinley is one of our History and Geography Subject Leaders

“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. 

What could be more important than that?” 

Michael Palin 

 

At St Teresa’s, we believe that Geography encourages curiosity and a deep fascination about the world around us and its people that will remain with our children for the rest of their lives. Our children are passionate about gaining key knowledge and Geographical skills through a variety of experiences in the classroom as well as exciting fieldwork and educational visitsThorough these opportunities, children gain fundamental, analytical skills which enhance curiosity and encourage them to be caring, accountable and responsible citizens. Geography enables children to gain a deep understanding of the world around them and their place in it, which includes knowing how their collective actions can have a real impact on bettering our planet. We aim to develop the use of key terminology and new vocabulary each year and recap on this, making learning links between different concepts. Where possible, our learning in Geography is cross-curricular. This could be learning about how a country has changed in the past such as Egypt, or how the Romans travelled; recognising the changes that they made to human or physical features.