Geography

"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents." Barack Obama (44th President of the United States)

At Priors Hall – a learning community, we pride ourselves on being ‘Geographers’.  Our Geography education begins locally before journeying to some of the most extreme locations on Earth to nurture a passion, curiosity and respect for the natural world and its residents; both human and animal. Children will enjoy lessons that inspire and promote a desire to continue learning about our planet's endless geographical wonders.

Curriculum Coverage

Our Geography units across the school are:

Autumn 2Spring 2Summer 2
Year 1 What is it like here?What is the weather like in the UK?What is it like to live in Shanghai?
Year 2Would you prefer to live in a hot or cold place?Why is our natural world wonderful?What is it like to live by the coast?
Year 3Why do people live near volcanoes? Who lives in Antarctica?Are all settlements the same?
Year 4Why are rainforests important to us?Where does out food come from?What are rivers and how are they formed?
Year 5Why do natural resources matter?Why do oceans matter?Would you like to live in the desert?
Year 6Why does population change?What is life like in the alps?How could we make our local area more environmentally friendly?

In each unit, the children will be able to complete fieldwork around their currently learning. At least once a year, children will be invited to take part in fieldwork out of school grounds, in the local area.

Here are the Big Questions and Need to Know knowledge for Geography

Progression across the curriculum

At Priors Hall, we want all children to become confident geographers who have the skills and knowledge needed to understand their local community and the world around them. To see our progression of skills and knowledge, please visit the link below: 

Geography Progression Document

Useful Links

The BBC Bitesize website has lots of learning available.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2f3cdm

The National Geographic Kids UK website has lots of competitions, information and games.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

The Geography Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographical photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it. http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=127430043

An introduction for Key Stage 2 on how maps work and how to interpret them. It includes these 8 sections: starting mapping, symbols, compasses and directions, grid references, understanding scale, measuring distance, relief and contour lines and compass bearings.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone

Our geography co-ordinators are: Mr Barwell and Miss Miss Rossa. If you would like more information about our geography curriculum please contact us on info@priorshallalc.com