Geography Vision Statement
Geography Curriculum Overview
Teddy’s Exploring the School Grounds in Forest School
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!
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.
The children have ‘travelled’ to many different countries this half term during our topic ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’.
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 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.
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.
Today, Elm Class explored the school grounds. We discussed where buildings were in relation to each other and created our own maps with labels.
Oak class have been using locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes.
Oak class - using sources in our geography lessons
Where different animals live!
After looking at the maps in the atlas, the children stuck images of the continents on a paper mache globe to consolidate their understanding that the Earth is spherical. The Equator was drawn on and the children decided whether the animals would live in a hot or cold climate.
Exploring the local area
The children in KS1 went for a short walk to look for their favourite human and physical features in the area around school.
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.
Orienteering - using a compass to find the next clue!
Enjoying the Great Outdoors - Our Visit to the Lake District
Year 6 loved visiting London.
They had a very busy few days days visiting some of its many famous landmarks including: The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, and had rides on The River Thames and The London Eye.
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.