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Geography is a subject of great fascination to children. At All Saints’ School, we stimulate the children’s interest by providing them with variety of experiences.

 

The school is situated in grounds which have been developed to provide a variety of habitats. All children are given the opportunity to explore the environment close to school, which is rich in interest we study local areas/issues and extend these studies into the wider world. Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.

 

All classes go on visits to a variety of settings including farms, forests, National Trust lands and areas of geographical interest. From Year 2 the children are encouraged to go on residential trips where they experience unfamiliar environments. We study other countries using a range of resources, the children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. They then use the skills they have developed in literacy, numeracy and Computing to report and record their findings. The Year 6 children also develop their links with Cockermouth School by undertaking the ‘Discovery’ level of the John Muir award.

 

Ever wondered why Geography matters…?

Please watch the link below to find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY

Useful links for skills development and challenge

Understanding Scale

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

Compasses and Directions

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

How well do you know your map symbols?

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

Test your grid referencing skills

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

Year One learnt all about Antarctica. Mrs Pritchard had been on a cruise to the continent Peninsula. She told us all about her adventure. We learnt about the wildlife and climate. We tried on her special clothes that she had to wear to keep warm. It was lot's of fun! Thank you Mrs Pritchard.

Year One enjoyed reading maps, making maps and following maps on whole school mapping day.

Year 5 created their own map, then using coordinates they helped Year 1 find features around the school grounds. Orienteering and mapping fun!

To support the Teaching and Learning of Geography at All Saints’ C of E School we use:

Oddizzi is dedicated to providing high-quality primary Geography resources. Inspiring children with a deep and lifelong love of the subject. Oddizzi’s content is written by teachers, travel-writers and geography specialists. It’s fully aligned with the National Curriculum requirements for geography. Just as importantly, it aims to help specialist and non-specialist teachers deliver exceptional lessons.

Digimaps for school is an awatd winning mapping service for use by teachers and pupils. Teachers and pupils can customise maps to tell a story- adding pictures, graphs or climate information to support creative, engaging and interactive teaching and learning. Digimaps in our school is used to support the teaching and learning in Geography and History.

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