Subject Leader: Ms. Naomi Alford

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What are we studying? 

Term 1

What is geography?

Students are introduced to the three areas of geography.

Map Skills

Pupils undertake work covering a range of skills using a variety of resources.

Term 2

Our Diverse Society

This unit explores the students’ connections to other places and gradually extends outwards – from school to local area to national and international scales.

Term 3

Weather

How do we measure and forecast the weather?

Term 4

Climate – What are the factors that influence climate?

Term 5

Africa

Investigating contrasting landscapes and cultures.

Term 6

The Urban Landscape

In this unit students investigate the impact that people have upon the natural environment and consider the issues through examples taken from the rich world and the poor world.  We begin by studying the structure of a typical British city then move on to look at sustainable living.  Students explore how the future may look in terms of our homes and the way in which we go about our daily lives. 

How are we assessed?

  • Questioning students during class activities to check knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • A variety of Assessment for Learning tasks.
  • Homework tasks.
  • Some testing.
  • Plenary activities.

How are we grouped?

Pupils are grouped according to their end of KS2 data.  These groups are not set by the geography Department.

What home learning tasks are students expected to do?

  • Pupils will undertake activities at home that will complement and extend the work done in class.
  • Learn key geographical vocabulary.
  • Creative writing.
  • Model making.
  • Investigation.

What can parents do to help?

Parental support is encouraged at all times and would typically include:

  • Taking an active interest in the areas of study
  • Checking your son/daughter’s exercise book.
  • Watching geographical television programmes and films with your son /daughter.
  • Encouraging your son/daughter to read books, newspapers or internet articles relevant to the area of study.
  • Helping your son/daughter to prepare for tests and to complete tasks on time.

 

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