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Geography helps our children to develop a curiosity and understanding of other places, the people who live in them and their cultures. Our children will become aware of their own surroundings and consider the similarities and differences with other places locally and in the wider world.

 

We aim to inspire children to have a curiosity and fascination with the world and its people that will stay with them for all of their lives.

 

In the Foundation Stage geography is taught within ‘Understanding the World’. Through creative, imaginative and play based experiences the children explore such topics as ‘people and communities’ and ‘the World around them.’

 

In Year 1 and 2 geography skills are taught through topics where they develop their skills in map making, learn about seasonal and daily weather and the physical features and human aspects of the local and wider environment. They are taught the relevant vocabulary through studying different geographical topics and make cross curricular links with other subjects.

Nursery children walking around the local looking at the street furniture and road signs.

In the Early years we look at the weather every day. Our English weather can be very unpredictable. We love it when it snows though!

Reception Children find out about their own communities and those of other people.

After finding out about children who live on the streets, Reception children built dens in the playground to see what it might be like to need to shelter outside.

Reception's visit to Galley Common School helped us to learn about journeys. We had to travel by coach along the road, round corners and roundabouts and over bridges!

After spending time with the children in their classroom and on their playground, we watched their Nativity play and shared food with them, to see how they celebrate Christmas. Then we had to travel all the way back home.

Year 1 have been learning all about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We looked at maps of the UK and labelled the four countries, their capital cities and the surrounding seas. What hard work!

Nepal Day- The whole school had an exciting day where we learned all about the geography of Nepal and its culture.

Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too!

Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 1
Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 2
Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 3
Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 4
Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 5
Every week Key Stage 1 cook food from different parts of the world. They learn about different countries and find them on the map. They learn what crops grow in these countries too! 6

Our school is linked with a school in Mwandi. Mrs Bham has visited their school and Mildred from Africa came to stay with us for a week. Our schools were linked through a gardening project.

Our school is linked with a school in Mwandi.  Mrs Bham has visited their school and Mildred from Africa came to stay with us for a week. Our schools were linked through a gardening project. 1
Our school is linked with a school in Mwandi.  Mrs Bham has visited their school and Mildred from Africa came to stay with us for a week. Our schools were linked through a gardening project. 2
Our school is linked with a school in Mwandi.  Mrs Bham has visited their school and Mildred from Africa came to stay with us for a week. Our schools were linked through a gardening project. 3

 

Interested in Geography? Click the links to have some geographical fun with your child or parent!

 

National Geographic for Children UK

http://ngkids.co.uk/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/geography.shtml

 

http://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

 

http://imaginationsoup.net/2012/07/04/play-and-learn-geography-activities-for-kids/

 

 

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