WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY?
Geography is the study of the Earth and its features, its inhabitants, and its phenomena. The word geography comes from the Greek words gê (Earth) and graphein (to write, draw). It means ‘to write and draw about the Earth’.
GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Being a Geographer at St George’s Primary School means;
- Learning about our world. We investigate different places starting at our locality and the United Kingdom before we travel further afield to look at places in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the even the weather extremes of the North and South poles and the equator.
- Being skilled at using maps, globes and other sources of information. We use maps, globes, photographs, satellite images and other sources of information to learn about places and their different geographical features. We should be skilled at reading maps and using symbols and grid references.
- Understanding the impact that we have on our world. We learn about the impact of human lives on the geography of different areas.
- Being investigative. Geography involves field work. This means that we investigate different areas and collect information and data on geographical features, weather and how people live (traffic use, number of residents etc.).
- Being knowledgeable about our world. By the time we leave school, we should:
- Know the names of the 7 continents and 5 Oceans of the world
- Know the important geographical places and features in the United Kingdom
- Know the main countries in Europe and the important cities, rivers and mountain ranges.
- Know about the equator, the North and Southern Hemispheres and other geographical features.
- Learn about another country in detail. In year 6 we study China and have the chance to interact with children, families and staff from another school.
Use the web links below to find out about your geography topics this term;