Geography

Geography
Through geography children learn about a variety of places and the communities that live within them. They learn about the processes and consequences of change in different environments and begin to understand what ‘global citizenship’ means.
Opportunities are planned to enable children to acquire the geographical skills and knowledge needed to understand places and themes, for example through map work at different scales, and by conducting practical activities such as traffic surveys.
We have a residential trip in Year 6 to Stanley Head Outdoor Activity, where children have the opportunity to develop field study skills.
At Glebe we aim to stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings. We also encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of where places are and what they are like, including an appreciation and understanding of the lifestyle of the inhabitants.

 

Geography curriculum: Overview

Purpose of study
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
 develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
 understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
 are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
 collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
 interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
 communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

 

View or download a copy of the subject leader Programme of study by clicking the link  Geography – Programme of study

View or download a copy of the subject leader key skills by clicking the link. Geography – Key Skills

Link to National Curriculum document for Geography:NC Geography
 

Link to Royal Geographical Society:RGS
 

Geography sites

http://www.geography.org.uk/resources
A good database of resources and links to other geographical sites

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
A great site with a wealth of video and printable information. Good as a research site for lots of geography subjects.

http://www.georesources.co.uk/indexph.htm
A bank of photographs of areas of the world (both physical and human features)

http://www.georesources.co.uk/outlinemaps.htm
A bank of outline maps

http://www.google.co.uk/maps
Maps resource (worldwide)

http://mrnussbaum.com/mapbuilder2/
Maps resource (worldwide)

https://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/physics/solarSystem/InteractiveEarth/interactiveEarth.html/
Interactive Earth (worldwide)

http://nationalgeographic.org/mockup//
National Geographic Interactive Globe (worldwide)

 

Click below to take a look at some of the things we have been up to:

 

Research  Locating countries and human fetures of the environment