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.