About this curriculum

At Widey Court Primary School, our vision is to allow children to develop an understanding of the geographical world around them, starting with our school and the local environment before moving on to explore locations around the UK and then the wider world.

Intent

The children will participate in sequences of lessons that will be closely linked to the aims and objectives outlined in the National Curriculum. Children will develop knowledge and understanding focused on the four areas of the geography curriculum:

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Throughout the year groups and Key Stages, the children’s knowledge and understanding will be reviewed through our ROCKS PowerPoints and then this will be developed further and used in practical situations. Children will be given opportunities to answer the geographical enquiry question at the end of each unit.

Implementation

EYFS

  • Understanding the World- People and Communities
  • Understanding the World- The World

The children will explore and create maps of the school and practice following simple directions. They will compare England and China, including looking at New Year celebrations. Throughout the year they will explore the different seasons and how the environment and weather changes.

KS1

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

In KS1 the children will explore the local area surrounding the school (Crownhill) before looking at Plymouth as a whole, then compare Plymouth to Cairns in Australia. They will explore locations by looking at the human and physical features present in each area. They will learn to use maps to identify locations including the countries in the UK, their capital cities and surrounding seas, identify key landmarks and practice following directions moving from left, right, forwards and backwards to north, south, east and west. They will explore keys and create maps using their own keys.They will learn the names and locations of the 7 continents and the 5 oceans but also develop an understanding of how the oceans are linked. The children will gain knowledge of how weather and climate changes depending on where in the world you are.

KS2

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

In KS2 children will

Whilst fieldwork is incorporated throughout the curriculum, all children will participate in ‘Fieldwork Fortnight’ each year where they will focus on answering a key question linked to our local environment.

Impact

Through lesson observations and child interviews, children will be able to demonstrate their increased geographical knowledge and understanding. Fieldwork will show that the children can apply their skills to gather information as well as interpreting data to explain what they have discovered. Book looks and planning security will show a clear sequence and progression of learning across each year group, key stage and the whole school.

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Energy levels continuing into this afternoon’s activities! 💪⭐️
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Barton Hall and the sun is shining for the first morning of activities! 🌞⭐️
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Group 1 photo shoot…. Loving life at Barton Hall! 😃😃😃
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After a really quiet night (😅) …. We’re up and ready for breakfast!!! Full English anyone?!! 😋😋😋
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First night fun! ‘Splash’ 💦 … work as a team to complete challenges to earn points which turn into materials to protect your water balloon when dropped from a height! Teamwork at its best! ⭐️⭐️
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We are loving the food here at Barton Hall!!!! 😋😋😋
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Year 4 have arrived safely at Barton Hall! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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And we’re off to Barton Hall!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳 Fingers crossed the weather gets better!!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽
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…and Year 4 are just about to the board the coach to head to Barton Hall for the weekend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Today we say thank you and farewell to Mrs Lyle. We wish you all the best with your new career! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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…and here are the photos from the ocean art workshop by Kayleigh Swann from Colourful Horizons! 🐟🌊🐬🐠🐡Thank you MKC Heroes ⭐️
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We had a wonderful workshop at Widey Court today that was kindly paid for by MKC Heroes! This was for our Years 3 & 5 Service Children. Thank you so much to Kayleigh Swann from Colourful Horizons for running this. The children had a fantastic time creating some ocean themed masterpieces!
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Year 6 have had an exciting afternoon and have all been left feeling rather hungry. The Plymouth legend, Curly Gaz, came into school and spoke about his passion for food, showed a video master class with his chef friend, who currently owns and does a fabulous job at Zephyr Burger, and introduced us to our next DT topic-burger making! Year 6 can’t wait to get making next week and are looking forward to working closely with Curly Gaz to perfect their own burgers. Year 6 can’t wait to try and win the prize of vouchers for them and their families to go to Zephyr- yum! 🍔 More photos in the comments below! ⬇️
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Our Widey Court Field Gun Crew made the ITV Westcountry news! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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So proud of our Widey field gunners today. What a day filled with thrills , spills, energy, teamwork and commitment. You are awesome!
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The Summertime Book Review Competition is back! You could win a full library of 200 books for our school and the winning class will get a chance to talk to a published author! All the details are on the flyer and link below! Good luck! ⭐️ https://www.school-readers.org/bookreview
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Today, we say a fond farewell to Mrs Farrell who is leaving the Widey Court family to pursue a new career! ⭐️⭐️We wish you the very best and thank you for your commitment and dedication over the last six years to the staff and children at Widey! We will miss you! 💕
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