St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Devonshire Drive, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5RJ

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Geography

‘Geography is the study of the effect of places on people and people on places.’

St. Mary's Geography Policy

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As with all of our topics, we make sure that Geography and History link with our English units. As an end of term outcome for their English unit, Class 3 presented a piece about how we need to look after our environment with a direct focus on plastics. 

Our local environment

With our outdoor classroom and waste plastics initiative, we make sure that 'caring for our common home' is a theme that runs all the way through our curriculum. We now have a partnership with the local 'Wham' company who recycle used plastics, visit our school to talk to the children and offer tours of their factory where they talk about the jobs they offer young people in the area as well as how they convert thousands of tons of used plastics a day into household products. For more information about our eco-classroom journey, please click the link below:

https://www.st-marys-clayton-le-moors.lancs.sch.uk/regift-team/opening-of-eco-classroom-by-bishop-john-arnold

 

St. Mary's Intent, Implementation & Impact for Geography

Creating a model of a river - Taking geography outside the classroom

Each geography topic comes with a fieldwork opportunity which often takes us outside school

Our Eco-Group - 'God's Warriors' actively involved in creating our Eco-Classroom, documented on BBC News

see the following link... https://www.st-marys-clayton-le-moors.lancs.sch.uk/regift-team/opening-of-eco-classroom-by-bishop-john-arnold/our-eco-journey

When studying a geography topic, our displays in class reflect this

Our curriculum topics link to either geography or history and we make sure that our class novels also link to these subjects as well as English units

Messy Maps in the infants

We finish each topic with a piece of extended writing

Using 'cloud catchers' to identify different clouds

MP Sara Britcliffe visited Class 3 to listen to a debate about waste plastics in our oceans as parts of our 'Oceans, Rivers & Seas' topic

Please see the following link for a video of the event : https://www.st-marys-clayton-le-moors.lancs.sch.uk/regift-team/opening-of-eco-classroom-by-bishop-john-arnold/visit-by-mp-sara-britcliffe-may-2021

Practical experiment to look at the effects of erosion

Making exploding volcanoes

Climate Change Assembly - a dramatic performance from a local theatre company

Eco Team Meetings

Tsunami Drama - Taking geography outdoors

Eco-Team visit Mount Carmel for Eco-Day

London Landmarks - speaking and listening activity after the focus on London

Forest School sessions are ongoing and focus on many of the geography related early years objectives

Nature Walks in the infants

Class 2 - Geography work in 2021-22

Class 3 - Geography work in 2021-22

Class 4 - Geography work in 2021-22

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Class 4 - Geography work in 2021-22

Class 5 - Geography work in 2021-22