Our Geography is skills based and ensures progression of geographic skills across the years. We look at compass directions, mapping skills, grid references, date and time zones, latitude and longitude and the Northern and Southern Hemispheres through our topics.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1 we focus on developing our understanding of the United Kingdom and it's four countries and capitals. We look at the surrounding seas of the UK and naming and locating the world’s continents and oceans. We compare the UK with the Polar regions and Mexico and study the local area of our school. We also focus on seasonal and daily weather patterns across the year.
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage Two we focus on Europe, Russia and North and South America. We study mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, rivers, rocks and soils and the water cycle. We look at the counties of the UK and carry out local area studies including Benacre and Lowestoft beach.
We work closely with Suffolk Wildlife Trust to carry out fieldwork skills and make cross curricular links especially with History and Science.