Geography

At Bembridge C of E Primary School, we provide a high quality Geography curriculum. The children are encouraged to develop their understanding of the world around them and their place within it. The skills and knowledge that the children acquire through the Geography curriculum will remain with them as they progress through their education and future life.

 

Intent

 At Bembridge C of E Primary School, we aim to help the children become excited and enthusiastic young geographers with fieldwork learning opportunties outside the classroom.

The children are encouraged to learn about different cultural differences between places and people as well as physial processes that have shaped the world we live in ie, mountains, volcanos, rivers, Children will encouraged to think about the wider Geography issues facing the world including human geography looking at land use, economic actvity and the distribution of natural resources and the effects of the change in climate. 

The children will be encouraged to develop enquiry skills, challenge ideas and ask questions as they will be the custondians of the future and their actions will have an impact on the world they live in.

Implementation

At Bembridge C of E Primary School Geography is taught weekly in half term units alternating with History each term.

At Key Stage 1 the children develop knowledge about the world, the UK and their local environment. The children learn to recognise countries, continents and oceans around the world, locate hot and cold regions of the world, use vocabulary linked to physical and human features of their local area and study the 4 seasons through the year. The children will develop their understanding of places in the world by comparing and contrasting them with Bembridge village. The children will have the opportunity to take part in regular fieldwork activities collecting data, making simple surveys and asking questions about their local area. The children will be involved in simple map making and they will be able to use the 4 points of the compass when giving directions and use simple grid references.

At Key Stage 2  the children extend their geographical knowledge and skills further to beyond their local area looking at differnt regions in the United Kingdom, Europe and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world's most significant human and physical features. The children will develop their physical geographical knowledge about mountains, river, volcanoes, earthquakes, coasts and the rain forest as well as well as developing human geographical knowledge linked to the distribution of natural resources, globalisation and land use and settlement. The children will be able to develop their use of maps including OS maps, compass points and grid references as well as developing fieldwork skills including collecting and presenting data and carrying out surveys and questionaires.

Impact

The impact of our Geography curriculum will be measured through regular teacher assessments of the geographical skills and knowledge acquired at the end of each unit of work as well as through 'pupil voice' to gain an insight into the children's enjoyment of the subject and how they can speak about their learning. 

Useful Websites:

Google Earth

Globle

 

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