Geography

"Discovering facts abour countries is great.  I have discovered countries I never knew about."  Year 4

"I liked finding out about Europe and drawing my own Portugal flag."  Year 3

 

Intent

At Scissett CE Academy, we strive to provide all children with a high-quality Geography education to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world. Children will leave Scissett CE Academy with knowledge about diverse places, people and Geographical environments. Children will know the location of major countries and cities around the world and consider what life might be like there. Knowledge gained through the Geography curriculum will instill a sense of awe and wonder and will equip children with the necessary skills to become well-rounded citizens.


Implementation

Topic areas are taught in half termly blocks where children learn about local, national and global knowledge. Through an enquiry-based approach, young geographers are encouraged to think critically and ask questions to gain human and physical understanding. Geographical skills include map reading and, through fieldwork, presenting and analysing data. Key vocabulary and classroom prompts are displayed to support long term knowledge and development.  

These are the Geographical topics that are covered throughout a pupil's time at Scissett CE Academy:

 

Year Group

Autumn Term 1

Spring Term 1

Summer Term 1

R

Travel & Transport

Families and Living Things

Underwater & Sea-creatures

1

Let’s Explore London

Around the World

Where I live

2

Map Makers

Let’s Go on Safari

Seas and Coasts

3

Our European Neighbours

Plants of the World

In the Desert

4

Countries of the World

Village Settlers

Mexico Today and Rainforests

5

Extreme Earth

Water World

Natural Resources

 
Impact

As pupils progress through school they will develop their Geographical knowledge and skills. These areas feature: Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge - Physical and Human Knowledge and Geographical Skills.

Assessment and Progression

 

What Learning Looks Like

Summer 2024 - Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon looking at what is living in the River Dearne with the help of the Eco parish and the River helpers. We discovered different creatures such as the Olive, Mayfly, Shrimp and Fish to name a few and then we used magnifying glasses to look closely at their features and characteristics. We also discussed biodiversity and pollution in water, then the creatures they find can show how polluted the water is. 

Summer 2024 - Year 3 - Geography
Children in Year 3 have been learning about the countries in Europe. To increase our knowledge children went on a fact hunt finding out answers to various European countries based questions. The children loved to go hunting!
Summer 2024 - Orienteering 
Year 4 have been using maps and symbols around the school grounds to help them navigate to different points in different locations. The children worked together to support each other and receive their objectives.
 

 

 

Useful Links

www.natgeokids.com - National Georgraphic Website for Kids
 
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects - BBC Bitesize (all subjects)
 
www.world-geography-games.com - World Geography Games 
 
www.geography.org.uk - The Geographical Association
 
www.ducksters.com/geography - Duckster Georgraphy
 
www.primaryresources.com/geography - Primary Resources for Geography
 

Geography

"Discovering facts abour countries is great.  I have discovered countries I never knew about."  Year 4

"I liked finding out about Europe and drawing my own Portugal flag."  Year 3

 

Intent

At Scissett CE Academy, we strive to provide all children with a high-quality Geography education to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world. Children will leave Scissett CE Academy with knowledge about diverse places, people and Geographical environments. Children will know the location of major countries and cities around the world and consider what life might be like there. Knowledge gained through the Geography curriculum will instill a sense of awe and wonder and will equip children with the necessary skills to become well-rounded citizens.


Implementation

Topic areas are taught in half termly blocks where children learn about local, national and global knowledge. Through an enquiry-based approach, young geographers are encouraged to think critically and ask questions to gain human and physical understanding. Geographical skills include map reading and, through fieldwork, presenting and analysing data. Key vocabulary and classroom prompts are displayed to support long term knowledge and development.  

These are the Geographical topics that are covered throughout a pupil's time at Scissett CE Academy:

 

Year Group

Autumn Term 1

Spring Term 1

Summer Term 1

R

Travel & Transport

Families and Living Things

Underwater & Sea-creatures

1

Let’s Explore London

Around the World

Where I live

2

Map Makers

Let’s Go on Safari

Seas and Coasts

3

Our European Neighbours

Plants of the World

In the Desert

4

Countries of the World

Village Settlers

Mexico Today and Rainforests

5

Extreme Earth

Water World

Natural Resources

 
Impact

As pupils progress through school they will develop their Geographical knowledge and skills. These areas feature: Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge - Physical and Human Knowledge and Geographical Skills.

Assessment and Progression

 

What Learning Looks Like

Summer 2024 - Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon looking at what is living in the River Dearne with the help of the Eco parish and the River helpers. We discovered different creatures such as the Olive, Mayfly, Shrimp and Fish to name a few and then we used magnifying glasses to look closely at their features and characteristics. We also discussed biodiversity and pollution in water, then the creatures they find can show how polluted the water is. 

Summer 2024 - Year 3 - Geography
Children in Year 3 have been learning about the countries in Europe. To increase our knowledge children went on a fact hunt finding out answers to various European countries based questions. The children loved to go hunting!
Summer 2024 - Orienteering 
Year 4 have been using maps and symbols around the school grounds to help them navigate to different points in different locations. The children worked together to support each other and receive their objectives.
 

 

 

Useful Links

www.natgeokids.com - National Georgraphic Website for Kids
 
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects - BBC Bitesize (all subjects)
 
www.world-geography-games.com - World Geography Games 
 
www.geography.org.uk - The Geographical Association
 
www.ducksters.com/geography - Duckster Georgraphy
 
www.primaryresources.com/geography - Primary Resources for Geography
 

Geography

"Discovering facts abour countries is great.  I have discovered countries I never knew about."  Year 4

"I liked finding out about Europe and drawing my own Portugal flag."  Year 3

 

Intent

At Scissett CE Academy, we strive to provide all children with a high-quality Geography education to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world. Children will leave Scissett CE Academy with knowledge about diverse places, people and Geographical environments. Children will know the location of major countries and cities around the world and consider what life might be like there. Knowledge gained through the Geography curriculum will instill a sense of awe and wonder and will equip children with the necessary skills to become well-rounded citizens.


Implementation

Topic areas are taught in half termly blocks where children learn about local, national and global knowledge. Through an enquiry-based approach, young geographers are encouraged to think critically and ask questions to gain human and physical understanding. Geographical skills include map reading and, through fieldwork, presenting and analysing data. Key vocabulary and classroom prompts are displayed to support long term knowledge and development.  

These are the Geographical topics that are covered throughout a pupil's time at Scissett CE Academy:

 

Year Group

Autumn Term 1

Spring Term 1

Summer Term 1

R

Travel & Transport

Families and Living Things

Underwater & Sea-creatures

1

Let’s Explore London

Around the World

Where I live

2

Map Makers

Let’s Go on Safari

Seas and Coasts

3

Our European Neighbours

Plants of the World

In the Desert

4

Countries of the World

Village Settlers

Mexico Today and Rainforests

5

Extreme Earth

Water World

Natural Resources

 
Impact

As pupils progress through school they will develop their Geographical knowledge and skills. These areas feature: Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge - Physical and Human Knowledge and Geographical Skills.

Assessment and Progression

 

What Learning Looks Like

Summer 2024 - Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon looking at what is living in the River Dearne with the help of the Eco parish and the River helpers. We discovered different creatures such as the Olive, Mayfly, Shrimp and Fish to name a few and then we used magnifying glasses to look closely at their features and characteristics. We also discussed biodiversity and pollution in water, then the creatures they find can show how polluted the water is. 

Summer 2024 - Year 3 - Geography
Children in Year 3 have been learning about the countries in Europe. To increase our knowledge children went on a fact hunt finding out answers to various European countries based questions. The children loved to go hunting!
Summer 2024 - Orienteering 
Year 4 have been using maps and symbols around the school grounds to help them navigate to different points in different locations. The children worked together to support each other and receive their objectives.
 

 

 

Useful Links

www.natgeokids.com - National Georgraphic Website for Kids
 
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects - BBC Bitesize (all subjects)
 
www.world-geography-games.com - World Geography Games 
 
www.geography.org.uk - The Geographical Association
 
www.ducksters.com/geography - Duckster Georgraphy
 
www.primaryresources.com/geography - Primary Resources for Geography