How do we teach Geography at Albrighton Primary School & Nursery?
At Albrighton Primary School and Nursery, we believe that a broad, rich and creative curriculum is essential in the education of all pupils. We understand that a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We believe that the knowledge and skills that intertwine with geographical learning are vital in not only a child’s education, but also in their wider life. We understand that geography isn’t just a subject; it is a means to a child learning about their place in the world and how they, as an individual, can impact upon it both now and in the future. As a school, we are very lucky to have such a varied and interesting locality and we use our strong community links to enhance the Cornerstones curriculum and encourage a true love and curiosity for the whole world and everything in it.
We use Cornerstones knowledge-rich projects to support the teaching of our geography curriculum. Lessons are theme based and follow a sequence of lessons to maximise children’s knowledge acquisition over time.
Scroll down to see what Geography looks like through the years groups at Albrighton Primary School and Nursery!
In Reception, we have been exploring our new school grounds and going on treasure hunts to see what we can find. We have lots of fun on our visits to the Forest each week; we have been noticing lots of things changing throughout Autumn.
Years 1 and 2
Years 3 and 4
We have been taking part in some field work, like an archaeologist! We used metal detectors to see if we could discover some hidden treasures in the school grounds. We checked the school grounds using ariel images to decide where we might find the most interesting things - we were not disappointed!
Years 5 and 6
These photographs show us using an Atlas to identify the US states. Miss Evans also tested if we could identify features on a world map, such as the equator and hemispheres.