'Geography underpins a lifelong "conversation" about the earth as the home of humankind.' Geography Association
At Morley Victoria we want to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people in a way that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and environments, along with the Earth’s physical and human processes. The children should be able to use and interpret a range of resources such as maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
In Key Stage One, the children are taught about location and place knowledge, some human and physical features as well as some basic fieldwork using atlases, globes and maps. In Key Stage Two, we teach geography through topics such as the Coasts, World Climate Zones and the Amazon Basin. These topics are usually taught through a cross-curricular approach and often incorporate reading, writing skills, art, drama and dance. Where possible we encourage visits and visitors to enhance the children’s learning and this year have already planned residential visits to Whitby (coasts and contrasting localities) and Ingleborough Hall (mountains and rivers) as well as a day visits to a range of places locally such as Roundhay Park and slightly further afield. During these visits we make comparisons to Morley and study contrasting habitats.
During their time at Morley Victoria the children study the geography of Morley looking at key buildings, maps, population, , transport, understanding where Morley is in the United Kingdom and learning about the seven hills of Morley.
We also set creative homework challenges which enable the children to take their learning in a direction of their choice. We celebrate their achievements in geography both at home and at school in assemblies, on working walls in classrooms and in communal areas around school.
Get them outside
Explore your local environment
Offer a choice
Go somewhere new
Reflect, revisit and review
Access through maps and compasses
Photographs and video clips
Hook them in
You can make geography happen - make it fun!