Each year group has at least 1 focus country or locality which is linked to the national curriculum objectives, they look in depth at both the physical and human geography of the location as well comparing it to the UK. In addition, each year group has a selection of countries to examine which will develop their locational knowledge of the world.
In year 6, pupils usually have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to France, in previous years pupils have visited landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the River Seine as well as a day at DisneyLand Paris.
Focus Country is UK,
Other countries to locate are France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, China, Australia
Focus Country is ITALY
Other countries to locate are Greece, Iceland, Denmark, Cyprus, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, India, Argentina
Focus Locality is NORTH and SOUTH AMERICA
Other countries to locate are Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Bosnia, Portugal, Sweden, Algeria, Saudi Arabia
Focus countries are FRANCE and RUSSIA
Other countries to locate are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Czech Republic, Iran, North Korea
Fieldwork is an essential component of geography education. It enables pupils to better understand the ‘messiness’ of ‘geographical reality’, develop subject knowledge, and gain a range of skills that are difficult to develop in the classroom alone. However, the value is not simply the ‘geographical’ value of experiencing such things as landscape features, busy urban streets and unfamiliar cultures which helps ground the pupils’ local environment in the context of the global. It also aids motivation and self-development.
Each year group has a different fieldwork focus:
Year 3 - Traffic in our local area
Year 4 - Litter in our local area
Year 5 - Noise Pollution in our local area
Year 6 - Weather
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We also have a monthly copy of National Geographic magazine in school, this can be found in our school library area. The magazine is filled with competitions, activities and games, as well as it brimming with fascinating facts and stunning images - make sure to have a look at it!