At St Augustine's, we hope to inspire our children to have a curiosity and fascination with the world that will stay with them throughout their lives.
The youngest children will be encouraged to explore the world around them; to experience, to ask questions and to make observations within the school and locality. They will take part in all aspects of life within the school community, and the celebrations that join us to national and worldwide communities . This will enable them to gain a sense of their place in the world.
As the children get older they will develop a greater understanding of how humans interact with and change their environment, and how the Earth’s features are shaped over time.
They will develop their skills in:
- collecting and analysing data
- interpreting and using maps and photographs
- communicating their findings to other people
They will be encouraged to ask their own geographical questions, and use their skills to collect the evidence needed to answer them.
Links to our curriculum learning for the Spring term
Year 1: Seasons
Links to our curriculum learning for the Summer term
Year 1: Mapping: Our houses and homes
Year 2: St Lucia - an island in the Caribbean
Year 3: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Year 4: Great rivers and mountains
Year 5: Transport and land use in Stoke on Trent
For all of the above topics you can find fantastic maps and aerial photographs on the digimap website.
To access the resources, click on the link and just type in the school's postcode: ST3 7DZ
This enables pupils to use ordnance survey maps to focus on the area that they want to view. They can zoom into the map, and see aerial photographs as well as maps from the 1950s and 1890s.
Digimap have set some fun home learning activities to get you started. Here is the list, below.