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Geography Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2


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.

At Millfield, we make every effort to ensure that our children engage fully with the curriculum.

 

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Key Questions:

At the start of each new topic, children are encouraged to compose a question that they want to find the answer to during the topic. Topics are then planned depending on the questions asked.

 

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Here are the topics that each year group study:

 

 

What we've all been up to...

Beaudesert 16-19th October 2017

Children use their map skills to track the path that we have walked and to check that we are going in the right direction. The children also found out how to find North using the sun's position in the sky.

Outward Bound, Aberdovey September 2017

Children using their map work skills in the great outdoors.

Plas Gwynant, Wales. February 2017

To develop the children's map skills and to encourage team work and good communication the children completed a walk through the Welsh countryside completely unaided by adults. They plotted the route on an OS map and adults hid along this route (to make sure they were always on the correct route and never in danger). The children completed the walk with a great sense of satisfaction and achievement.

Bryntysillio, Wales. 12th-16th September 2016

Year 6 children developed their map work skills as we walked along the Llangollen branch of The Shropshire Union Canal and made our way up The Clwydian Range of hills in our first camp of the year.

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