Geography

In Geography at Greenfields we aim to stimulate children’s interest, initially in their immediate environment and subsequently in other environments on the earth’s surface. We hope to foster a sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around and thus to develop an informed concern about the quality and care of the environment.

 

Our Geography curriculum is designed to:

  • Increase children’s knowledge and understanding of their own locality, the E.U. and contrasting localities in the wider world that will help them set local, national and international events within a global context.
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of features, physical processes and change in their immediate environment and other localities which they study.
  • Enable children to understand and compare the physical and human characteristics and processes e.g. weather, settlement, transport and employment in different localities.
  • Enable children to appreciate and compare the environment and to understand how and why people seek to manage and sustain environments and to identify ways in which damage can be repaired.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to identify and investigate important cultural, social and environmental issues with sensitivity to people’s attitudes and values.
  • Help children to develop an understanding of the nature of multi-cultural and multi-ethical societies and a sensitivity to cultural and racial prejudice and injustice.
  • Develop competency in using maps, atlases, photographs, fieldwork techniques and to develop skills appropriate to geographical enquiry e.g. the ability to observe, analyse and communicate, to gather and interpret information and use ICT to support their learning where appropriate.

 

In each phase, geography is one of the key subject drivers of the enquiry question that children investigate. The geography National Curriculum is delivered over a 2 year rolling program:

KS1 Years 1 & 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2       Spring       1 Spring  2 Summer 1

Summer 2

Cycle A

Why can’t a Meerkat live in the North Pole?

Why do we like to be beside the sea?

Cycle B What would Bear Grylls find exciting about Greenfields? Would you rather live in England or India?

KS2 Years 3 & 4

 Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1

Summer 2

Cycle A

What makes the Earth angry?

How groovy is Greece? Do you wish you were here?

Cycle B

Why is the Tyne so important to Newcastle? What’s so special about London?

KS2 Years 5 & 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2 Spring 1    Spring   2 Summer 1

Summer 2

Cycle A

Why is Brazil in the news again? Why are rainforests so important to us all?
Cycle B Where’s the best location for cyber café? Will you ever see the water you drink again? What did     the Mayans do for us?

 

 

 

 

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