Flixton Junior School

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Geography

 

Geography at Flixton Junior School should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

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 about the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes.

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.

 

Field work Opportunities

It is essential that when the opportunity to get outside arises, to complement our study in the classroom, then we have to grasp it. Here are some examples of year groups experiencing 'on the job' learning.

Year 5 - Salford Quays (24.2.16)

During our visit, we carried out the following work:

Analysed the function of land use around the quays
Carried out questionnaires to find out where people had come from, the purpose of their visit and the demographic (in other words, politely asking their age!)
Observed retail usage
Sketched buildings and structures to indicate differences in architecture from the early 1900s to the modern day

Year 3 - Visit by Mountain Climber

As part of their Mountain Environment topic, Year 3 children got a first hand account of what it is like to climb mountains. Kate Scott came in to talk about her preparations, and then her actual trek to the Base Camp of Everest. The children were in awe of her achievement and learned a lot about respecting the harsh environment and being prepared.

 

Let's see what each year group is learning in Geography.

Updates:

 

After an introduction to the countries of the UK, Year 3 children are studying the world's main climatic zones.

 

In Year 4, the main learning focus this term is Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

 

In Year 5, the children are comparing their home area with that of the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

 

Closer to home, the children of Year 6 are studying the EU.