Pupil Voice Geography
I like geography because we get to walk around the school and find all of the secret hiding places.Reception Pupil
I liked visiting Bude Park with my friends and looking at our local area.Year 3 Pupil
In Geography pupils develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there. Though their knowledge of the wider world is important for a holistic growth, we also encourage children to explore and investigate the world around them and further a field, comparing environments through both their physical and human attributes The children develop their skills through topics, learning to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They also use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. At St Andrew’s we teach these skills which they can later apply to a cross curricular topic.
We are also extremely proud to have obtained the International School Award in which are able to contact a primary school from India. In this we are able to share first hand knowledge of our differences and similarities. The children are encouraged to contact their pen pal through email. It has also given the children the chance to write letters with a purpose and audience.
Going for Gold!
To be Gold in Geography:
- Children to have a wide range of knowledge of locations, places and geographical features.
- Children should understand the changes in geographical features over time.
- Children should have a high level of geographical enquiry skills including observing, collecting and evaluating geographical information.
- Children to explain and understand the effects that recent physical geography has on human geography i.e. earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides.
In Year 5 the children voted to go to John Bull Rock Factory and Bridlington beach for their Book of Numbers enterprise trip. The children were involved in organising each stage and also evaluated the visit afterwards. We had a great day!read more
The Year 6 children exchanged work on school values with our partner school in India as part of our International work.read more
The Year 1 children studied seasonal and daily weather patterns as part of their sustainable living project for the international school award. They worked on this project with Christ Nagar school in India.read more
The children used wooden blocks, shapes, natural materials and pastels to create representations of houses and homes.read more
Mike Cargill from STEM UK came to work with our Year 3 children.read more