This term the whole school curriculum focus was Geography.
Our aim was for our children to understand their place within the world, the diversity
of the landscapes and peoples, and the impact they themselves can have upon
the future of the planet.
Our Geography curriculum extends the children’s locational knowledge of their
place in the World from their immediate location within Chickerell, to the
United Kingdom, to the Continents across the World.
In each year, children built upon their knowledge of physical and human
geography. They named physical and human features and use these to describe a
location, as well as developing ways of describing how places change, and the
impact these changes can have on the location and the people who live there.
Our geography curriculum enables children to compare places according to their
features, and study some geographical features in depth such as rivers and
coasts. All of this learning builds up to studying environmental issues in greater
depth, and understanding how these affect people.
We are very lucky to live in a wonderful area, rich with opportunities for visiting
the outdoors and discovering the geographical features within our own locality.
In order to develop Geographical skills and fieldwork, we make the most of
the resources on our doorstep such as the village within which we live, the
Jurassic Coast, and statistics gathered about our local environmental issues that
could affect themselves and the people who live within their own community.
Pupils use maps, atlases and globes, and begin to create their own maps. Pupils
use grid references, symbols and keys, as well as statistics in order to learn
more about the places they are studying.