RC Primary School, Stevenage
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Our Learning / Geography
At St. Margaret Clitherow School We aim for all pupils to develop a curiosity through the study of people and places and the interactions between them, preparing them for life in a diverse community and encouraging respect for the environment.
How is our curriculum delivered?
We teach a geography curriculum that is ambitious and designed for all pupils. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the pupils’ future to empower them to take their role as informed and active citizens in the 21st century. Its emphasis is not just on geographical knowledge but also skills and concepts. It has the same challenging academic ambitions for all pupils. Pupils work from a shared starting point to answer the same key questions.
EYFS cover Geography through their varied curriculum and topics. Following the interests of the child and continual assessment, we adjust our provision accordingly to ensure that they meet their end of year outcomes.
As well as their geography during learning time. We have a school eco – committee with a representative from each class. The eco –committee meet to discuss ways we can improve the school such as introducing plastic recycling in school.
We also have themed days such as celebrating many of the amazing initiatives around the world such as Fairtrade Fortnight and EarthDay.
How can I help from home?
Talk to your children about geography.
Have conversations with your children about how important it is to look after our planet.
Geography is all around us and has shaped how we live our lives today.
Play geography games and watch documentaries.
Google Earth– An interactive resource to look around the world. From your house and street to the largest mountains and tourist attractions.
BBC Bitesize - A resource for games and useful videos that explain in a child friendly way.
Natural Geog Kids – A geography magazine style website with games, competitions, and videos for children (more suited to KS2)
Documentaries such as ‘Our Planet’, ‘Sharks’,‘ Night on Earth’ and ‘Dancing with the Birds’ are all rated U.