St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Geography

Thinking geographically offers a uniquely powerful way of seeing the world and makes connections between scales, from the local to the global. We need facts in order to think, but we also need concepts to enable us to group bits of information, or facts, together.

The National Curriculum states that “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.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239044/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Geography.pdf

At St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to inspire our children to gain curiosity and fascination in the world around us by providing children with a diverse knowledge of places, people and resources. We offer a varied curriculum, where children lead their own Geographical learning. Geography learning takes place through investigation and inquiry based learning in order to make the subject knowledge relevant and allow children to gain a deeper understanding of both the Earth’s natural and human processes as well as the environments they hold.

As a school we feel it is important to offer a variety of outdoor learning opportunities that allow children to gain first-hand experience of local and contrasting environments. Through fieldwork children are able to collect, analyse and communicate data that deepens their understanding for geographical processes.

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of Geography:

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zbkw2hv

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/geography/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=12&AgeGroup=2

http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/Geography

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1geography.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urr53arh--E