Geography

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At Creswell Junior School, we believe that Geography should be the exploration and understanding of the World in which we live. The subject is part and parcel of our personal survival kit. It is a way of looking at the World that focuses our learning on what the environment and places are like, the human and physical processes that shape them, the people who live in them and why these places are important to us. 

 

Throughout our Geography Curriculum at Creswell, all pupils will

     Enjoy studying the World around them

 

Develop their knowledge and understanding of places in local, regional, national, international and global contexts

 

         Develop knowledge and understanding of the physical elements of geography, including weather and climate, water forms (oceans, rivers, lakes), landforms (valleys, mountains, plains, hills), animal and plant life

 

Develop their knowledge and understanding of human geography by looking at populations, settlements (Romans, Vikings) and communications (transport, telecommunications)

 

Understand the World and the part that natural resources play (rocks, soil, minerals, plants, animals, weather) and the possibilities of protecting and managing environments

 

Develop an awareness of the environment and the environmental issues within it

 

Develop practical skills in the use of resources (maps, atlases, compasses) and will be able to apply these skills when applicable with confidence and understanding

 

Be given the opportunity to stimulate their enquiring, curious minds

What will children cover in Geography?
 
 
Year 3 
Maps and settlements.
 
 
Year 4
Climate zones Compare UK/Europe Rural and urban locality of the maps (UK/Europe Points of a compass Symbols and keys) and British history (chronological narrative Looking at toys).
 
 
Year 5 
Geographical skills (Countries of Europe Field work Land use patterns), Oceans, The water cycle and Locational knowledge.
 
 
Year 6 
Locate world countries, physical and human characteristics, Identify the position and significance of counties and cities Grid references, time zones, Map work and North and South America