Our All Saints family shall ARISE and shine for the light of The Lord is upon us
Subject Leader: Mrs Kotamo (Year 1 Class Teacher)
Welcome to the Geography subject page!
As part of our geography intent at All Saints C of E Primary, we have two eco-ambassadors from every class in the school who embody our environmental values. They are role models for engaging in recycling, litter-picking, switching lights and taps off and representing our school's goal to becoming more eco-aware.
We ensure that our geography curriculum is progressive, accessible, and memorable to enable children to develop fundamental geographical skills that they can apply to a range of contexts. Our exciting geography curriculum encourages good progress and attainment in line with or above other children nationally. Geography invites children to learn about the world around them and entices their curiosity in places, cultures and people that fosters a respect for diversity and a supportiveness and inclusiveness of others. Our happy, caring and confident students will be resilient and ready for any challenges.
Additionally, our children support the local community and immerse themselves into fascinating enquiry-based fieldwork through working around and in the school grounds. Consequently, this builds their cultural capital and embeds an understanding of their responsibilities towards becoming well-rounded individuals in twenty-first century Britain.
By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for all students to leave with vital geographical skills that will aid their future aspirations.
How can you support your children in Geography?
- Watch current affair programmes such as Newsround - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
- Go and explore the landscapes around you as a family – it doesn’t matter if you live in an urban environment or a rural one.
- A holiday can also turn into a learning experience for children – talk about the weather, the coastline, the differences between coast and the mainland, pick up shells, discuss how fossils might have formed there.
- If your child is older, they could keep a journal of their holidays or conduct their own experiments.
- If you are able to, buy a globe or atlas of the world. Alternatively, download Google Maps and allow your child to explore new locations with you.
- Talk to your child about the world, tell them about different countries you would like to visit / have visited and discuss capital cities.
- Look at travel magazines or TV programmes about other countries.
All Around The World Challenge
Want to show off your geographical knowledge?
Every Monday, I will choose a photograph of a location from anywhere in the world to go onto the Geography subject board. Children can take a small piece of paper and write down the country and continent they think the photo is from.
Challenge question: If you really want to impress then also list geographical physical/human features you can see in the picture.
A plastic wallet will be available to put answers inside of and don't forget to write your name and class on the back! Each week the best answer will win a prize and a certificate for being the 'All Around The World' challenge winner of the week!