Geography

Georaphy Curriculum Statement

In geography we follow the National Curriculum statements which are broken down into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Each class works on a topic each term in a cross curricular way; geography is a key part of this.    

 We aim to provide a high-quality geography education that inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our curriculum is designed to 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.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is an integral part of becoming a geographer and at St. Oswald's we aim to incorporate opportunities for fieldwork through our topics.  By exposing pupils to fieldwork opportunities, they are provided with real life situations where they can develop those geography skills that they have been practising in the classroom.  

Marvellous Mapping

From Foundation Stage to Year 6, pupils are regularly exposed to maps in different forms and are encouraged to draw their own maps. This begins with drawing basic aerial view maps as the pupils begin to develop their spatial awareness and looking at world maps helping the children appreciate the size of the world that they live in. 

In Key Stage 1 pupils learn to recognise the 7 continents and 5 seas, as well as the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  They look at maps of their local area and begin to identify some human features.

In Key Stage 2 pupils explore maps in more detail; they identify human and physical features, use 8 points of the compass, use 4 and 6 figure grid references on OS maps to plot points and locate countries within continents, including capital cities.

Online mapping programmes such as Google maps, Google Earth and Digimaps are used within class to support the pupils mapping skills.

 

 

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