We want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking Geographers.
The EYFS curriculum allows for flexible planning to respond to current events in the setting and the interests of children. We ensure that our curriculum provides children with opportunities to:
Year 4 looked at Christmas in the USA and Mexico
This year, our Year 6 children went on an Urban Walk to the Baltic Triangle to explore the local Liverpool area as part of their Art project and our Year 5 and 6 children had a Virtual Reality Workshop looking at mountains and outer space. Year 4 used Google Earth to virtually explore North and South America as part of their Great American Road Trip. Year 3 visited the Williamson Tunnels and the Museum of Life to take part in their "Let's Dig" Archaeological studies. Year 1 and 2 visited our Allotment this year to find out how food grows in the different seasons.
In every geography lesson, teachers mark books regularly to progress with their short-term planning. We offer the best possible support for all of our pupils, including our EAL children. Skills in geography develop each year.
Our staff use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.
Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle. Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year. Monitoring in geography includes: lesson observations, book scrutinies and pupil voice.
Year 4 looked at Christmas in the USA and Mexico
HOW IS OUR COUNTRY CHANGING?
In this unit, the children find out about the regions of the United Kingdom, discovering how some of these areas have changed over time. The children will research how specific areas of the UK have been affected by change, before conducting a fieldwork activity on their own area.
2020 YEAR 5 GEOGRAPHY: ARE WE DAMAGING OUR WORLD?
As part of our Geography topic we thought about how we could make our school more sustainable.
sustainability: ability to maintain balance between natural ecological systems through not harming the environment or using up resources that will run out.
We were required to be able to explain how a particular environmental issue has been caused and suggest some possible solutions.
We realised that due to changes in school because of the covid 19 pandemic, we were using more plastic than ever before. An example of this was the fact that pupils who choose a deli lunch now eat their food in their classrooms and therefore are given a bottle of water rather than a reusable cup like those in the dinner hall.
We decided that this years campaign would be a competition between classes to see who could recycle the most plastic bottles.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip 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 help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
We are not required by law to teach the example content in [square brackets].
Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Class 5B have worked together with our parents and carers to inform and persuade our families and friends to recycle correctly. We designed posters and sent them to the council. The winners will be reporoduced and posted in our locality.
PURPOSE: TO INFORM
PURPOSE: TO PERSUADE
We are also repeating last years Plastics recycling campaign and our Year 5 children will take our collection to the local recycling centre next half term.
A BIG THANK YOU to everybody for your help and contributions!
As part of our Geography studies, 5B are asking the question...
'ARE WE DAMAGING OUR WORLD?'
During this unit we will consider if we are damaging our world and how we can protect it. The children will investigate energy production, the oceans and minerals, as well as conducting an enquiry into how our school can become more sustainable.
The children have created their own campaign to raise awareness of the environmental issue of Plastic Pollution. They have written their own rap song and advertisement as well as designing their own posters to encourage children throughout our school to think about recycling.
5B are on a mission to save our Planet...and we need your help!
Plastic pollution is a very serious environmental issue and we need to do something about it.
What is Plastic Pollution?
It's plastic where it shouldn't be. It's in the sea and on the beaches and it's causing harm.
Current estimates show that at least 8 million pieces of plastic are entering our oceans every day!
Please use your blue buckets to keep your plastic bottles in and we will collect them each day . The class that rectcles the most plastic bottles after two weeks will win a GOLDEN PLAY TIME.
We will take your plastic to the recycling centre in our bin and watch it take on a new life.
PLEASE HELP TO SAVE OUR PLANET AND RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC BOTTLES TODAY!
What can YOU do to save YOUR planet?
Read this by FANTASTIC BOOK by Anita Williams to find out!