Geography

 

                         

Miss B Lambert is our Geography Subject Leader.
blambert@trawden.lancs.sch.uk

Intent

At Trawden Forest Primary School, children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Trawden and Lancashire so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;
  • A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected;
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques;
  • Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques.

Research Link

Outdoor learning provides children with an opportunity to experience the interdisciplinary nature of the real world through interactions with each other and the planet. Geographical enquiry involves exploring the outdoors in an investigative capacity and has many benefits for pupils’ learning about the world around them.

(Sara Jose, Patricia G. Patrick, Christine Moseley. (2017) Experiential learning theory: the importance of outdoor classrooms in environmental education. International Journal of Science Education, Part B 7:3, pages 269-284)

Geography Documents

Long term overview

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year R

 

Where we live

 

Geographical features

 

Maps, map symbols, real world maps and atlases.

Year 1

 

UK countries and capital cities

 

 

 

Animal adventures, hot and cold places of the world

 

Fieldwork in the school grounds (map work)

 

 

Year 2

Geography: Seasons

 

What are seasons?

 

Geography: Journeys – Food

 

Where does our food come from?

 

Geography: Our Wonderful World

 

What are the seven wonders of our world?

 

Year 3

Biomes, climate & vegetation belts

 

 

Our world

 

Coasts

Year 4

 

A Region in a European Country

 

Water Cycle, Rivers – tributaries of the River Ribble, rivers around Trawden, Mountains

 

 

Year 5

 

Fieldwork

 

Mountains Arctic/Antarctic – local walk to spot hills around our local area

 

South American Geography

4/6 figure grid referencing 8 Compass points

Year 6

 

World Geography

Use atlases, maps and globes computer mapping to locate countries linked to the World War.

 

Earthquakes, tsunamis and

Avalanches

 

 

UK Energy

Renewable energy:

Wind, tidal and solar power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography in Action

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