At St John’s Angell Town Primary, we believe Geography can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We feel it is important to nurture their inquisitive thinking and questioning skills to help our learners interpret what they see.
Our Geography teaching is based on the National Curriculum and aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We aim to equip pupils with a knowledge and skills to enable them to gain a deeper geographical understanding of the world and the key physical and human processes within it.
Our children are taught to use a progressive range of map skills and become familiar with using atlases, globes, aerial photographs and digital maps. In addition they learn about the capital cities, countries and continents of the world and by studying topics such as rainforests, climate and natural resources, we aim to help them understand the important role they can play in caring for the planet.
Many of our topics are taught by making cross curricular links with other subjects: compass directions and map coordinates taught in Maths; water cycle taught with science and conservation and environmental focussed texts taught in English.
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What our learners say...
"I love geography! I can tell you all the capital cities of any county in the world (incidentally, he was able to do this). I really like finding out about different places. The trip on the London Eye was amazing. I understand what Miss Pereira was talking about when she said maps are drawn in birds-eye view (I explained to him that geographers also called this the plan view) " Aaron Year 1
"In geography we learnt about our local area, Brixton. Brixton has people from many different places around the world. We went on a field trip to Brixton market. We observed the different types of buildings learnt about what they were used for (town hall, cinema, tube station) We used local maps to find these places. I really enjoyed using maps. We did some interest writing about Brixton.: Mercy Year 2
"Our topic was called ‘Around the World in 20 days.’ I was able to found out about many new and exciting places. I would like to visit some of these places in the future. I like to find out about different destinations that I could travel to in the future. I am really interested in the countries of the continent of Africa.: Jayden Year 3
"We learnt all about the water cycle. We investigated where the rain goes and how it manages to find its way back to the sea. In class we made a model river. We looked at how materials are moved and deposited. We talked about evaporation and condensation. I learnt that the correct word for rain is precipitation. When I hear that word on the weather reports I now know what that word means. I enjoy geography because you get to find out about things that are happening around us." Nyhalei Year 4
- "Our topic is all about the rainforests. I am enjoying this topic as I know that the rainforests are in danger from deforestation. I know that rainforests are located in between The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.I would like to find out more about what we can do to save the rainforests. Geography is fun and exciting!" Aida Year 5