At New Pasture Lane Primary school we teach Geography throughout the school, the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (2012) and Key Stage One and Two follow the National Curriculum (2014).
Geography is taught in a creative and engaging way using a range of resources. The pupils’ experiences are enhanced through visits to places of Geographical interest, Beach School and visitors with specialised knowledge coming to school. During the Spring term the whole school takes part in a writing week, during this week we journey to a different part of the world. We have been to Africa, The Arctic, India, Brazil, London (2012 Olympics) and The Rain forests. In 2019 we will be visiting Australasia and having a visitor working in school who can play the “didgeridoo” and share his knowledge of Australia. During the summer term the whole school will be working on a project looking at the impact of plastics on the World’s Oceans. These activities enable the children to develop skills in a purposeful context and develop their knowledge of world events.
In Key Stage One and Two Geography is taught in blocks of time over a half term so that pupils have opportunity to develop skills and understanding in the area they are studying, and following the P4C enquiry led approach, they are encouraged to be critical, to analyse, to question, to discuss and evaluate their own learning.
Geography skills and knowledge are assessed by the classroom teacher alongside the Geography co-ordinator at the end of each term.
New Pasture Lane – Long Term Plan
|Autumn One||Autumn Two||Spring One||Spring Two||Summer One||Summer Two|
|Foundation Stage||Foundation Stage Curriculum
Understanding the World: Children are taught to talk about features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
|Year 1||Around Our Town||This is Our World||An Island Home|
|Year 3||A Place in the UK – Bridlington
UK Rivers – the longest river in the UK, the cycle of a river/water cycles.
|Year 4||A European Country – Mt Vesuvius, Italy|
|Year 5||World Countries – N/S America, Hills, mountains, rivers.
York – Vikings
|Year 6||World Countries, hills mountains, rivers.
Our World – South America – link to Mayans
Year 6 Visit to London.