Geography Curriculum Statement
We aim to inspire in our children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We will equip them with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
At St. Hugh’s, we believe it is important that the children are aware of where they live and how it fits into the wider world. They will spend time looking at the local area; they will learn how it fits into Liverpool, the country, the continent and the wider world. They will carry out fieldwork in school, then around the school, the local area and city parks. They will compare Liverpool with the Lake District and investigate the Liverpool Docks. We will instil in the children a sense of curiosity about Liverpool and the wider world so that they are interested in places and people around the world and have a sense of how they fit in.
We learned about how different types of mountains are formed. They then used globes and atlases to locate examples in the world.
Year 4 went on a visit to Martin Mere Wetlands and Bird Sanctuary to help them deepen their understanding in their Geography and Science lessons. We explored habitats and learned about the many different species found there (science) and discovered more about the physical geography of the area that makes it possible for the animals to survive (geography).
For our topic on fieldwork in Geography we went to Sefton Park on a very beautiful and sunny day. We used maps to figure out where we were and looked at the human and physical characteristics. We found a huge tree that had fallen down and investigated what happened to it!