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.
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
Year 1 children created food faces to learn about healthy eating.read more
Year 3 are making the most of our immediate environment, Bude Park. They are learning and developing their observational skills.read more
The children in Reception have been learning about their immediate environment. This homework has given them the opportunity to share with others their home environment and also human features that they all go to.read more
Year 1’s Exploration of the Schoolread more
Reception have been exploring their immediate environment.read more
Reception children have been exploring their immediate environment.read more
The Year 6 children created their own Samba Junkyard band!read more
Getting in the Olympic spirit, we held a ‘Global Links’ day all about Brazil. Activities included identifying flags, map work and trying Brazilian food!read more