Although we follow the National Curriculum we do not restrict our learning to these areas and our teaching will reflect current issues such as natural disasters, climate change and pollution. Most recently, we were invited to have an air monitor installed outside the school to measure air pollution in Barford. We encourage pupils to share their visits around the UK and across the world with the class and then locate these on a map.
Pupils may take part in various activities in school such as map reading, traffic surveys and investigating local rivers and lakes. We believe the children at Barford St Peter’s should be given the tools and opportunities to deeper their understanding through visitors, trips and access to excellent ICT programs which support their learning.
Information about topics are shared with parents at home and topic days are celebrated through welcoming parents into school and through Twitter.
This year we will be having a ‘World Showcase’ where the whole school will share their class work about a country to all of the other classes. This may be through art, drama, DT, a language lesson, food technology, poems and music.
Geography Skills Progression
Geography National Curriculum