At the Churchside Federation, the pupil voice is very important and has a great impact on the way we deliver our learning. We asked some of the children to describe Geography at the federation with some keywords!
Geography at the Churchside Federation
Here at the Churchside Federation, Geography is linked to our whole school topic, understanding and appreciating the world we live in through practical and engaging learning linked to the theme, which creates curiosity and fascination about our world. Take a look at how we focus on developing the children’s knowledge of diverse places, cultures, natural resources and human and physical geography through fun, hands on, interactive experiences. As part of the Geography curriculum we focus on both local Geography and contrasting places worldwide, to understand the similarities and differences of where we live compared to other locations around the world.
Useful website links to practice your Geography skills at home:
All of the above websites have useful information, games and quizzes to practice map skills and place knowledge at home.
Why is Geography important?
An inspiring video by Sir David Attenborough on the wonderful world we live in and why it is so important to have an understanding of our diverse world.
- Kestrels at Gooderstone (Year 5 and 6)
Kestrels have been using their fieldwork and Maths skills to measure the grounds of their school and create a scale map! This required accurate measurement skills and knowledge of their compass points!
- Skylarks at Gooderstone (Year 3 and 4)
Skylarks class have been looking at the city of Oxford in their Geography, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s, Alice in Wonderland- our current topic. They have located the key places of Oxford that are linked to the story on a map and explained why they are important. Underneath is examples of their other fantastic Geography work linked to our previous topics!
Mapping significant places to Lewis Carroll on a modern day map of Oxford.
Drawing a map using 4 figure grid references of the Island from the Tempest.
Writing an account of a journey across the island describing physical features and using 4 compass points.
Matching dragons and countries and locating/drawing the countries from a map.
- Elm Class at Mundford (Year 6)
Elm Class researched the human and physical geography of Norway, linking this to their studies of Roald Dahl and where he spent most of his childhood. As part of their studies on Norway they also looked at the water cycle and created tourist brochure pages on Norway, they are a great read!
- Owls Class at Gooderstone (Reception, Year 1 and 2).
Owls class had great fun creating their own maps of Oz, understanding human and physical features of Geography.
- Rowan Class Grid Co-ordinates
Rowan Class at Mundford (Year 4 and 5) work on using 6 digit grid co-ordinates on the map of Oz, linked to the whole school Wizard of Oz topic and persuasive tourist brochure pages on Italy linked to their study of the Romans.
- Maple class at Mundford (Year 2 and 3) volcano day!
Their day involved exploring everything to do with volcanoes including the different parts of the volcano, volcanic eruptions and even making their own volcanoes!