Vision for Geography
At All Saints it is our aim to become ensure our children are knowledgeable about the country and the world that they live in. Whether that be knowing the names of the continents, countries or major cities, understanding how different places are similar and different or even how to successfully navigate themselves using a map, strive to ensure all of our children are inspired to become Geography experts. We are placing a great emphasis on providing the children of All Saints with high quality, rewarding and inspiring opportunities to learn new skills. Check out the gallery to see how we have used Geography across our Journey of Discovery
What is new?
We are in the process of organising a whole school Geography field trip to Bradgate park where we aim to develop our children's understanding of; compass directions and using OS map symbols. We have reviewed our Geography resource bank and have updated our current OS maps for our local area.
1) Locational knowledge of the UK in KS1 and Europe in KS2 - as a school we need to make sure that our children understand where our island is located in relation to the rest of the world. They also need to have a good grasp of where key cities, seas and rivers are located in the UK. In KS2, our children need to be able to locate major cities and capitals in Europe.
2) Terminology - as teachers we need to equip our children with the correct terminology and vocabulary to describe key physical and human features such as: vegetation, continents, tectonic etc
3) Mapping Skills - at All Saints we need to educate our pupils so that they can confidently use; compass directions, grid references, OS maps, atlases and globes to gain a greater understanding of the world we live in and how to navigate through it.
Here's some mini home learning activities for use during lockdown
1) Video 1 = Learn about the continents, equator and northern and southern hemisphere.
How many continents are there? Can you name them?
How many oceans are there? Can you name them?
What is the equator?
2) Video 2 =Looking at different settlements - Cities, towns and villages
How are different types of settlements connected?
What is the difference between villages, towns and cities?
Which settlement would you prefer to live in?
3) Video 3 = Map skills
Can you draw and label some of the symbols you will find on a map?
Can you draw a compass – remember to have North at the top?
Can you draw a map of your local area?
The year 3 and 4 children labelled the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
Then, year 3 and 4 children looked at predators around the world and labelled which continent they lived in.
Year 5 and 6 children looked at labelling cities within the UK and then looked at theme parks within the United Kindgom.
Then, year 5 and 6 children clearly labelled a world map looking at themeparks worldwide.
Miss H Wren
I am Miss Wren and I teach Meerkats in year 4. I also have the pleasure of leading the subject of Geography, which has always been a passion of mine. If you have any questions about our Geography Curriculum then please contact the school via telephone, email or come and speak to me directly.