Geography

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A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. This is what some of our children feel about Geography in school:

“We enjoyed learning about a whole country, food, where it is, the weather, clothing, stories and religion”

– a response to our Culture and Diversity themed week.

“We like going on trips to learn about different places”

– recognising the importance for using the outdoors and field trips to extend learning.

“Learning about different countries is really fun”

Geography in Rudston is more than just using a map!

EYFS

In EYFS Geography comes under the Early Learning Goal of Understanding the World.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should:

  • develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality.
  • understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Year 1 This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘Can a meerkat live in the North Pole?’ among other specific Geography focused lessons. IMG_1930   Year 2 This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘Which island would you prefer to live on and why?’ among other specific Geography focused lessons. IMG_1934

Key Stage 2

Pupils should:

  • extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America.
  • extend their knowledge of the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.
  • develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge

Year 3  This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘Is a volcano angrier than Miss Trunchball?’ among other specific Geography focused lessons. IMG_1924     Year 4  This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘Where would The White Witch be least powerful?’ among other specific Geography focused lessons.   Year 5  This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all?’ among other specific Geography focused lessons. IMG_1928 IMG_1929   Year 6  This year, children will be learning about Geography through the Learning Challenge question ‘I’m a Year 6 child, get me out of here!’ among other specific Geography focused lessons.     Whole School Each year, pupils across the school take part in a whole school ‘Culture and Diversity Week’. The children particularly enjoy the cultural and diversity weeks because they got to look at a whole country, not just where it is, but they learnt about the people who live there and their way of life.   IMG_1922

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