Geography is an essential part of the curriculum, it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. It contributes to the cultural, social, spiritual and moral life of children as they acquire knowledge of a range of different cultures and traditions. We want our children to learn to appreciate, value, care for and understand other people and environments. Geography develops pupils’ understanding of the world. Whilst geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.
On Monday 14th November, we had a very special visitor to school - a gorilla named Thomas!
The whole school took part in workshops and even made short films with Thomas using green screen technology. They learnt about the destruction of rain forests and habitats, as well as how gorillas are an endangered species due to the actions of humans.
Y5/6 Visit to Myerscough College Plant World as part of their Amazon topic - Autumn Term.
We felt like we could have been in the actual Amazon jungle!
Woodlands and Rainforests
Year 2 started the year with woodland and rainforests topic studying woodlands in the UK including our school woods and comparing them to tropical rainforests. The children enjoyed learning about the seven continents and five oceans and where in the world rainforests were found. The children had lots of opportunities within the classroom provision to research woodlands, rainforests and the animals who live there. During their work in geography, they researched the layers of the rainforest and worked with a partner to create a layer of the rainforest for their group dioramas.
Year 1/2 Work on Human and Physical Features -Autumn Term
Year 5/6 Blackpool Geography/ History Topic Summer Term
USING COMPASSES OUT IN THE FIELD (BLACKPOOL) TO NAVIGATE TO OUR NEXT LOCATION.
DRAWING A BIRD'S EYE VIEW MAP OF ST. JOHN'S SQUARE, BLACKPOOL
EXAMPLE OF ONE OF OUR MAPS
Y5/6 Map Reading using grid reference numbers ( 4 and 6 figure grid references!) on an Ordnance Survey map for their Blackpool topic work.
Food distribution, production and Trade Autumn Term