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19/10/20

We have received a delivery of some wonderful new books for our school today. https://t.co/kWKqLv9v1C

19/10/20

Tiger Class have enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, some children were playing with Miss Daniels in goal! https://t.co/2G0XEGnX2l

19/10/20

Dolphin Class have completed their 2.6 mile mini marathon! https://t.co/wFCjt6kkBq

16/10/20

We are looking forward to our PTA Beat the Goalie Sponsored event next week! https://t.co/NIIBumSv4T

16/10/20

Here is a sneaky peek of our new published display! https://t.co/qg5jTJYScX

15/10/20

Happy Birthday to Lily-Ann and CeCe in Owl Class, have a fabulous day. https://t.co/nYsa0gLEyl

13/10/20

Happy Birthday to Madison in Owl Class, have a fabulous day! https://t.co/DvmtArTIjR

13/10/20

Penguin and Dolphin Class have been enthralled by the text 'Cosmic' by As part of their extended writing they have written a diary entry with a flashback for our awe inspiring display! https://t.co/K6ZVHC2Lld

12/10/20

Owl Class have been developing their skills in weaving, we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes at the end of the week. https://t.co/tqMNalwhSj

12/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about Anglo-Saxons. They have been using their sticky knowledge to recall facts. https://t.co/I1z69zHdna

12/10/20

Panda Class have been getting creative with numbers linking to their topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. https://t.co/BxVuoMdZAW

12/10/20

Emma in Alpaca Class has produced outstanding writing. https://t.co/BE9Ust4Gmu

12/10/20

Here's a sneak peek of our publishing! https://t.co/9ABhYCxrAA

09/10/20

Tiger Class have been writing a diary entry as one of the brave soldiers in their text 'Major Glad Major Dizzy'. https://t.co/nK0R9jfVqc

09/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about sound. They investigated vibrations using a tuning fork, it was brilliant! https://t.co/XytrHXqpKg

09/10/20

Happy Birthday to Daisy in Penguin Class who will be celebrating her birthday at the weekend, have a fantastic day. https://t.co/m5iDbj6RdT

08/10/20

We have celebrated our Virtual Harvest Festival in School today, thank you to all of our parents for their generous Harvest Donations. https://t.co/PDKnflRCpJ

06/10/20

Yesterday Panda Class found and planted 5 magic golden beans; look what they have grown into!! There was a message from the top of the beanstalk, so we have been busy writing and drawing replies. https://t.co/OaNtzplcgz

06/10/20

Thank you to all of our parents for your generosity with Harvest donations. https://t.co/FKUogxbcjv

06/10/20

Happy Birthday to Chloe and Max in Meerkat Class celebrating their birthdays today! https://t.co/bMt9IuBqsj

05/10/20

Join us in celebrating World Teachers day today! https://t.co/Zplr1Cf5NL

05/10/20

Owl Class have investigated pitch in Science using jam jars and water. https://t.co/ipQS1koRoP

05/10/20

Riley decorated an Anglo-Saxon Sword! https://t.co/o9tXZBWyip

05/10/20

Ashton in Owl Class has used his cup to communicate with his brother. https://t.co/Kv7AmEp6Kf

02/10/20

Happy Birthday to Hayden in Owl Class who is celebrating his birthday today and Raj in Owl Class who will be celebrating at the weekend, have a great day! https://t.co/ZO2oxMTkZw

01/10/20

The sensory garden is now open for the children to enjoy a little bit of quiet time. It took 37 wheel barrows of pea shingle to fill the area! The plants have been planted and the boxes have been weather proofed, we hope they enjoy this area. https://t.co/yEOBcxIeQ5

01/10/20

A fun lunch was had by all in school today! https://t.co/XgbNVza8ET

29/09/20

Alpaca Class have been exploring floating and sinking in Science. https://t.co/3bQV2VW8hC

29/09/20

Madison has created a fantastic first draft of her writing, we are looking forward to seeing the final published version! https://t.co/2tEQdqribD

28/09/20

Our sensational sensory garden and wellbeing space is almost complete! https://t.co/WMV8FgtoPT

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been enjoying playing tennis today. https://t.co/nSF8vSD1zZ

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been carrying out experiments to determine which materials are water resistance and water proof. https://t.co/KowPocS34V

28/09/20

In Science Year 3 made kazoos to investigate pitch, apologies from Mrs Hetherington if you had a noisy weekend! https://t.co/3l7YMcrtVL

28/09/20

Anglo Saxons invaded England because their home was floodlands which is not good for farming, Year 3 planted cress in good soil and flooded soil to see which grew. https://t.co/mPbRPELZBy

25/09/20

In Science, Owl Class have made Kazoos to explore pitch, they found out the longer the elastic band the lower the sound! https://t.co/sx6Ggk0YJl

24/09/20

Happy Birthday to Teddie in Owl Class and Nye in Alpaca Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/cu9hQIVxaK

24/09/20

Meerkat Class read over 100 time in a week and enjoyed playing on the trim trail for their reward. https://t.co/SzMglyyyUD

23/09/20

Some children in Year 6 are taking part in Bikeability this week, they are having a great time whilst learning how to stay safe while riding a bike. https://t.co/QOxLiqnXTd

22/09/20

Tiger Class have been sorting and classifying materials based on their properties in science. They have also been learning where the letters are on a keyboard in computing. https://t.co/wnj4h80wmL

21/09/20

Happy Birthday to Bryan in Meerkat Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/MpOzTpNvlW

Geography

Geography is the study of places. It explores the relationships between the world and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the earth and the processes, systems and inter-relationships that create and influence them. It examines how people affect, manage and sustain their environment. 
Geographical enquiry helps children to learn about their immediate surroundings, the broader world and how the environment can affect their lives and determine decision-making. The study of geography helps to develop a sense of identity and promotes responsible citizenship.  

The teaching sequence in Geography

Every year group’s units of work must include:

Geographical Enquiry

  • When introducing a new topic in Geography pupils should have the opportunity to ask geographical questions and enquire about their topic of interest based on prior learning knowledge.  Where is this place? What is it like? (And why?) How and why is it changing? How does this place compare with other places? How and why are places connected?  

Locational Skills

  • Identify and locate their place of interest using maps, aerial photographs, the internet and other sources of information.  

Vocabulary – human and physical features to be included

  • Understand the key vocabulary associated with their topic of interest and understand the meaning of them in a practical/r

Application-outdoor learning

  • Use the outdoors to understand process, map reading skills, directional language, to develop their fieldwork skills based on their learning.
  • Apply their knowledge from their topic to the world around them locally and globally. - What could/should the world be like in the future? What can we do to influence change?
  • Evaluate their learning and compare with other locations from around the world

Possible pedagogical approaches used in Geography  

Assessment

In order for pupils to know more, remember more and do more in regards to the world around them, these aspects must be evident in the implementation of the Geography curriculum throughout school. It is more appropriate, therefore, to understand the way knowledge is stored as a complex, interconnected web or ‘schema’. Every time a pupil encounters a word they have previously learned, but applied in a new context, it adds to the complexity of their understanding of that concept. In other words, they develop a deeper understanding of that concept and enhance their capacity to use that concept in their own thinking. Therefore, an example of an end of unit assessment is as follows:

Final Outcome: what we have been working towards: Present to the class main findings about David Attenborough work to date.

Vocabulary Progression for Geography

Progression of Skills and Knowledge - Geography

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 1

Intention 1:

To build a geographical curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of their world around them so that they know more, remember more and understand more.

This is through the use of:

  • planning with the National Curriculum
  • progression grid
  • subject specific content
  • appropriate connections to other curriculum areas

Implementation:

 Knowledge Organisers and Learning Walls:

Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills, in a purposeful context. This promotes connections to be made across all foundation subjects where applicable. These can be integrated in the English learning wall.

Key Vocabulary:

The promotion of a language rich Geography curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in Geography.

Independent learning:

In Geography children are encouraged to enquire about their topic of interest and develop their independence when locating places, describing places and exploring the outdoors.

Children will access resources to acquire learning through atlases, text books, maps, digital technology and photographs:

Children will use a range of secondary resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning.  

Enhancement:

In order to enhance the curriculum for geography children access the local area at least once a term; by making connections through all the different curriculum areas and have access to a local map. With this map they navigate and apply their geographical skills when accessing the local area.

Educational Visits to enhance their cultural capital:

Where applicable links to geography will be made to develop the children’s topical learning.

Impact:

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to geography with a real life context.
  • Children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area.
  • Children will have a good understanding about the world around them and how it has been shaped.
  • Children will know more, remember more and understand more.
  • The pupil voice will represent an understanding of what geography is and how they have applied this learning in a given context as part of a highlight task.

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2

Intention 2:

To build a geographical curriculum that endorses the importance for outdoor learning to build a curiosity for learning to help them to know more, remember more and understand more.

Implementation: 

Outdoor Learning opportunities with the curriculum:

Teaching and Learning should plan for outdoor learning opportunities within geography lessons termly. This may be using the school grounds, local area or wider community to apply and explore their subject specific task.

Children will access their local environment to get a hands on experience in their learning:

This may not be geography led but is an expectation that all pupils visit their local area at least once a term. Children will become more aware of their local environment and as they progress through their geographical education and use a map specific for their areas of enquiry.

Educational Visits to enhance their cultural capital:

Where applicable links to geography will be made to develop the children’s topical learning.

British Values and PSHE:

Children will learn and revisit the importance of our world and how it should be treated through a range of cultural capital activities and experiences.

Impact:

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to geography with a real life context.
  • Children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area.
  •  Children will begin to understand their wider world and the implications that we as citizens have on it.
  • Children will work collaboratively to solve problems and explain the processes that they have taken/observed within a real life context.
  • Children will act as good citizens within their local community.