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Geography

Our Aim: To develop Geographers!

 

Here at Blessed Mother Teresa's, our principal aim is that children leave us  with a wide range of happy and rich memories in Geography formed through interesting and exciting experiences supported by curriculum vehicles that enhance a child’s awareness of their own abilities and strengths as a learner; thus ensuring that children see learning in Geography as an on-going process not a one-off event. They leave us with a secure Geography knowledge and wanting to find out even more in their high school. 

 

How we plan to achieve our aim:

 

Locational knowledge

We ensure that children have a secure understanding of where they are in the World and it is essential that children know where they are locally and how their locality links to significant places nearby and nationally. Children understand where places and events take place in the news as well as understanding the features of our planet. This is key to understanding our world.

 

Place Knowledge

It is vital that children understand what the place they are studying is like, describing the climate and what the land looks like. Fundamentally, children should be able to describe what it would be like to live there.

 

Human and Physical Geography

Using a range of maps, atlases and globes, children use different sources to discover urban and rural places, the industries in which it thrives, and its transport links. It covers how the land was formed, and how it has changed over the years. Children investigate how rivers, mountains and volcanoes as well as how they are formed. They discover how these physical features shape the world and how we can work towards a more sustainable future. 

 

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

All of the above is taught using practical fieldwork, where children enjoy the outdoors collecting live data to use within the classroom, as well as using a range of maps, scales, atlases and sources of information. Across the school, Children use different styles of maps including digital maps.

Locational knowledge

We ensure that children have a secure understanding of where they are in the World and it is essential that children know where they are locally and how their locality links to significant places nearby and nationally. Children understand where places and events take place in the news as well as understanding the features of our planet. This is key to understanding our world.

 

Place Knowledge

It is vital that children understand what the place they are studying is like, describing the climate and what the land looks like. Fundamentally, children should be able to describe what it would be like to live there.

 

Human and Physical Geography

Using a range of maps, atlases and globes, children use different sources to discover urban and rural places, the industries in which it thrives, and its transport links. It covers how the land was formed, and how it has changed over the years. Children investigate how rivers, mountains and volcanoes as well as how they are formed. They discover how these physical features shape the world and how we can work towards a more sustainable future. 

 

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

All of the above is taught using practical fieldwork, where children enjoy the outdoors collecting live data to use within the classroom, as well as using a range of maps, scales, atlases and sources of information. Across the school, Children use different styles of maps including digital maps.

 

Geography Subject Statement

Geography Long Term Plans

Geography National Curriculum

Geography at Blessed Mother Teresa's Catholic Primary School

What the children say...

 

Early Years- "I like learning all about the world."

Year 1 - "I like learning about Geography because I get to learn about different places to live."

Year 3- "I enjoy learning about the world because I get to find out what is out there. I find learning about different countries very interesting. I enjoy reading atlases in my spare time." 

 

 

The Best of the Best 

 

Mary Anning

 

Mary Anning is an English paleontologist who is famous for her deep love of fossil hunting.

Although she was well-known for her discoveries, Mary wasn’t taken seriously as in her lifetime because of her gender and poor background. Some of the male paleontologists she worked with claimed her findings as their own! But today, Mary is recognised as a pioneer in the field of paleontology (the study of fossils) and is celebrated as the greatest fossil hunter of all time!

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