What we say about Geography at Coxhoe Primary School...
"I like that you can explore places without going there." - Year 4
"Geography helps you to know where you are in the world." - Year 3
"It's fun to use maps. I like it when we learn capital cities." - Year 2
Map Skills and Four Figure Grid Reference
Morpurgo, Rowling and Walliams have been exploring the question 'Is the UK the Same Everywhere?' this term. They have learned about regions, OS maps, four figure grid reference and key UK landmarks. After being given key landmarks, the children used their geographical skills to locate them on the map, write down the four figure grid reference and place them on their base map of the UK using their knowledge and mapping skills from the lesson.
The intention of the Geography Curriculum at Coxhoe Primary School is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people, which aims to ignite a love of learning. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
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Seasonal and Daily Weather Patterns
In Science, children in Year 1 have been been naming the four seasons and learning about the weather associated with the seasons. To build on this work in Geography, children have been exploring the outdoors and learning about seasonal and daily weather patterns in Coxhoe. They observed the weather each day, over a week long period, and turned their observations into a bar chart. Children then enjoyed using their bar charts to identify daily weather patterns in Coxhoe and to make predictions about the weather the following day. Children became weather forecasters and presented their weather report to the class in groups.
The British Isles - creating our maps