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. Its emphasis is not just on geographical knowledge but also skills and concepts. The curriculum is planned and taught using key questions to ensure that it is relevant to the children's locality and backgrounds.
In Keys Stage One, children develop their geographical skills through the teaching of:
Human geography e.g People and their communities.
Physical geography e.g Our local area
Environmental geography e.g Seasons
The knowledge and skills learned in Key Stage One are built upon in Key Stage Two as an inquiry-based approach that focuses on key questions within a topic through the teaching of:
Human geography e.g Changes in our local area - How is our country changing?
Physical geography e.g Earthquakes and volcanoes - How does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?
Environmental geography e.g Our world in the future - How will our world look in the future?
We also have a school eco–committee with a representative from each class. The eco–committee meet to discuss ways we can improve the school environmentally. They carry out initiatives such as litter picking.
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.