Last academic has been a fantastic year for Geography in our school despite being cut short by the global pandemic - 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! This year (2020-2021), we will be focusing on implementing it, further developing our fieldworking techniques, measuring the impact and sharing our passion for Geography!
Geography is a living, dynamic and relevant subject. It is so much more than just memorising place on a map! Our Cronton CE 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. To see the sequencing of units of work and plans for each year group, scroll down and click on Earths!
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 Mrs Musil (formerly Miss Rogers)!
In our school, we love to share learning! In our corridor, we have a map of the world. When the children have learned about a certain country in ANY subject, the whole class will go and scratch off the continent/country/region they have learned about. The teachers then annotate the board and explain how was this country 'visited'!