At Sound and District Primary School our aim is for the children to develop their understanding of places and environments. Through their geography work they learn about the local area and they compare their life in this area with that in other parts of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. They learn skills such as fieldwork techniques, research skills and map reading while asking and answering a range of geographical questions. Educational visits and residential visits provide children with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills further.
Children have many opportunities to develop their understanding of geography. Children learn about many different places around the world through their topics. So far this year, children have taken part in a range of exciting topics. We are looking forward to our whole school seaside visit later in the year!
Our school is part of the Global Learning Programme. We have a Global focus theme of the week to help us to learn more about an increasingly global world. We take part in lots of class and school events to raise our knowledge and understanding about local, national and global events. These weekly themes are stated on the weekly newsletter.
To further help us to learn about what is happening in the world around us, each class watches Newsround on a regular basis. This often forms discussions about different things the children have observed and to discuss current affair issues.
We teach Geography as part of topic work. Half of our topics have a geographical emphasis. Where possible, we link many curricular areas together to create lots of exciting and engaging activities to help children to develop their Geographical skills.
Please see the topic overview documents found below. To account for our mixed age classes we currently have a two year rolling programme of topics to ensure the full breadth of the curriculum can be achieved.
In this current academic year, we are on our Year B cycle.