The academic year 2019-2020 has been a fantastic year for Geography in our school so far. We have completely revamped our subject curriculum plan so that it sets out the aims of Geography and assures a full coverage of the National Curriculum while challenging the pupils and inspiring their curiosity.
Geography is a living, dynamic and relevant subject. It is so much more than just memorising place on a map! Our new Curriculum (KEYS – Knowledge and Skills Empower You to Succeed) captures exactly what study of geography is: offering: a uniquely powerful view of the world which prepares our pupils for successful future. In order to become global citizens, the children have an opportunity to grasp how the world works and how they fit into it.
Michael Palin said, “Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.”
Building on their observations of the world in Early Years, the children in Cronton CE Primary develop their sense of place, location and scale. Through knowledge and skills, they gain a better understanding of our world. Furthermore, by the end of Year 6, they are well-equipped to fathom the big global issues and start exploring possible solutions.
If you would like to get involved with Geography at Cronton CE (maybe you visited exciting places? You are a cartographer? You work in import-export? You did the Three Peaks Challenge?), please do not hesitate to contact Miss Rogers!
Once the children have completed a unit of work, the whole class will go and scratch off the continent/country/region they have learned about! The teachers will then write a bit more about the learning and can even add some photos of the children’s work. By the end of the year, we should have a map full of colours as the black areas will have been scratched off!