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The Geography curriculum at Avenue aims to inspire pupils and develop their curiosity about the world around them.

We cover Geography learning through our projects, the objectives being taken from the revised national curriculum 2014. We study local areas/issues and extend these studies into the wider world. The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos, online maps and other internet resources to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study.

Our Geography learning includes a wealth of cross curricular writing opportunities that allow the pupils to develop the skills taught in their English lesson and apply them to their Geography topic.

We also strive to include the development of math’s skills in Geography teaching allowing practical hands on experience to collect measurements and data both inside and outside of the school environment. Where possible we link into our computing learning to analyse and present the data in different ways.

To ensure the children’s learning develops further we try to ensure that we include a range of practical activities in each project which may be in the form of an educational visit eg. Yr 5 & 6 visited the ‘Leicester University Botanical Gardens’ to research rainforest and desert plants and climatic conditions. Additional to this, we take every opportunity that we can to get outside and explore our local environment.

Opportunities to challenge the children with learning and encourage curiosity are derived through home learning challenges.

The children in year 2 and year 5 have been undertaking ‘Forest schools’ learning lead by Mr McCormack and Miss Stanford which is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment. The children have the opportunity to undertake such activities as mindfulness, minibeast hunting, building shelters for animals out of natural resources and making traps for Avenue Trolls!

In our school playgrounds we have maps of the UK, Europe and the World for the children to look at during play and lunch times but can also be used as part of our Geography lessons.

 

CYCLE A

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1 & 2

Pole to Pole

London’s burning

Let's go to the Seaside

Year 3 & 4

Volcanoes

 

Energy

 

Year 5 & 6

Zones & Biomes

 

 

Peaks & Parks

 

 

CYCLE B

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1 & 2

Who lives in a place like this?

 

Mexico

Year 3 & 4

Volcanoes

 

Energy

 

Year 5 & 6

Wonders of the World

 

Go With the Flow; a River's Journey

 

                                                                                                                                                                         

Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.

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