Geography is an exciting and fascinating subject where children find enjoyment both within the classroom and during outdoor fieldwork opportunities. At Gwladys Street primary School, we endeavour to provide children with the knowledge and inquisitiveness to explore and discover our world, including the physical and human features within it.
Aims and Objectives
To provide children with a high quality Geography education which inspires their curiosity and fascination with the world.
To equip children with contextual knowledge about a range of significant places; including in depth studies of the people as well as the human and physical features and processes of the areas studied.
To understand the interaction between physical and human geographical features of the world, including the formation and use of landscapes and environments, including how they have changed over time.
To ensure that children are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Children at Gwladys Street Primary and Nursery School study three IPC topics per year, including at least one topic which is predominantly Geography based. There are:
Year One - People who help us;
Year Two - Let's celebrate;
Year Three - Gateways to the world and Saving the world;
Year Four - Similar lives, different places;
Year Five - Go with the flow (Rivers);
Year Six - Moving people.
Have at look at the photographs of Georgia the Gwladys Street Geography bear. Can you guess where she is? One of these photographs will be placed around school every fortnight. If you can identify Georgia's location on the photograph, write it on a piece of paper with your name and your class and you might be chosen from all of the correct entries for a prize in assembly. Good luck!
If you would like to take Georgia to a new location, come and speak to Miss Hennessey.
The children in our Year One Geography club have loved creating messy maps and completing fieldwork in our school grounds. They have created journey booklets and have wrote about the different things we can see and hear in various areas in our school grounds. The children decided they wanted to complete a treasure hunt. We searched our school grounds for the countries and capital cities in the United Kingdom and read clues on the back of the cities.
Next week the children want to learn about Australia and then we will complete a walk in our local area!