Lawley Primary School

"Planting the seeds, growing the future"

At Lawley Primary School, we recognise the importance of Geography.

 It enables children to make sense of the world they live in. More than ever becoming a better-informed citizen and recognising the interdependence of each other is vitally important.

Geography is taught through 4 strands.

1.Locational Knowledge

2.Place knowledge

  1. Human and Physical Geography
  2. Skills and fieldwork.

This is now achieved, along with History and Science through following the Rising Stars Scheme of work. This scheme of work will provide a structure and skill development for the geography curriculum being taught throughout the school. It provides a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study. The scheme provides assessment opportunities and a clear assessment grid to ensure progression.

In Key stage 1

 Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom, and their locality. They will understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

In Key Stage 2

Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

Much of the fieldwork is undertaken through out of school visits to make the subject more real to the children. At present the following takes place -

Reception

Undertake Forest School activities and litter picking.

Year 1

Undertake Forest School and will be working on herb gardens, bird feeders and bug houses. They will also be working on an Eco Project.

Year 2

Undertake a project with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Year 3

Residential at Wilderhope Manor.

Year 4

Undertake a local environmental study at Smalley Hill.

Year 5

Visit Arthog as a residential.

Year 6

Undertake the John Muir Award and go to Stokes Barn in Much Wenlock as a residential.

 

We aim at Lawley to make Geography as fun, exciting and relevant as we possibly can.