Geography Vision Statement
Geography Curriculum Overview
Elm Class enjoyed using a variety of maps to find different places. We began by using a globe to find the United States of America. We then used a map of the USA to find the state Florida, we enjoyed pairing up significant landmarks with different states across the USA. We wanted to find Cape Canaveral to see where rockets take off from, we couldn’t find it on our map of the USA so we used Digimaps to take a closer look at Florida.
Geography within continuous provision - landmarks
After visiting different countries during our ‘Passport around the world’ lessons, the children went on to build their own landmarks from different places.
Reception went to India today!
Reception travelled on a virtual aeroplane to India. They explored the surroundings and made comparisons to what our life is like compared to theirs. They made their own chappatis that were delicious!
EYFS - Travel Agents Role Play Area
The children have ‘travelled’ to many different countries this half term during our topic ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’.
Geography within non-fiction books
This week some of our children in Reception enjoyed exploring and having a discussion about the geographical features within the story.
Reception have recently enjoyed role-playing on our ‘pirate ship’ in our outdoor area. They chose a different place to travel to each time. This then led them to explore pirate stories and draw their own pirate treasure maps.
Outdoor and Adventurous Week
The children loved exploring the outdoors and taking part in a mini orienteering course ‘Treasure Hunt!’ They followed the clues and found a treasure chest at the end with some sparkling compasses inside.
KS1 loved making their own representations of our beautiful earth today. They spent time discussing their ideas of how we could make small changes to help protect our planet. Then they each decided on 3 pledges that they would do to help our earth.
Reception enjoyed exploring our outdoors and decided to create their own simple maps.
Today, Elm Class explored the school grounds. We discussed where buildings were in relation to each other and created our own maps with labels.
Geography week: Oak Class
Oak class have been using locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes.
Year 5 created some fantastic persuasive posters to encourage people to visit Belgium.
Oak class - using sources in our geography lessons
KS1 had so much fun visiting Clitheroe Castle! They explored the castle grounds and made their own castles out of sand! They also enjoyed exploring all the different features of the castle and used simple compass directions (N,E,S,W) and locational language to describe where the features were in relation to themselves. When they got back to school, they enjoyed creating sketch maps of the castle too.
Year 5 enjoyed exploring different types of maps and globes whilst learning all about space today!
The children in Nursery have been busy making dens to keep Hattie the hedgehog and her friends warm and dry for their hibernation. They loved collecting sticks, used for constructing their dens and then covering their dens with a cosy layer of leaves.
Year 6 loved visiting London!
They enjoyed visiting The Palace of Westminster and had a tour of the Houses of Parliament.
Years 3 and 4 visit to Blackpool
In Autumn, Years 3 and 4 visited Blackpool. They enjoyed observing and recording the human and physical features of Blackpool using sketch pads and cameras. They stood on the promenade, near the tower and observed what they could see using the eight-points of a compass. When they got back to school they used this to create small maps with features in the right place.
During Autumn, Years 1 and 2 have been exploring the story 'The Robot and the Bluebird' and have enjoyed learning in lots of creative, cross-curricular ways. They confidenty retold and acted out the story, travelling to different 'story settings' within our school grounds that they could make links to from the story. For example, for the scrapyard setting we moved to our recycling area.