At St. Antony's we believe that our geography curriculum is designed to provoke children's curiosity and fascination about the natural and human world and it's people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
We are committed to providing our children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about the local area of Shadsworth and Blackburn so they can develop a real sense of who they are and what makes our local area unique and special.
Reception and Year 1 exploring the local area of Shadsworth.
Through the framework of the 2014 National Curriculum, geography taught at St. Antony’s school, aims to ensure that all children:
- Gain a knowledge and understanding of the location of places in the world.
- Develop an interest and knowledge of the local area and the environment in which they live.
- Develop graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
- Recognise, describe and understand some of the physical and human processes that bring about change.
- Use geographical vocabulary which is appropriate and accurate and develops from EYFS to KS1 and through KS2.
- Collect, analyse and present a range of data, gathered through experiences of fieldwork to deepen understanding of geographical processes.
- Use and interpret a wide range of sources of geographical information including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
- Develop skills in digital mapping.
- Know and understand environmental problems and develop an appreciation of what it means to be a ‘global citizen’.
"Geography without fieldwork is like science without experiments."
We make great use of the outdoors in delivering our geography curriculum. At St. Antony’s our school grounds and local area are fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded into practice.
Reception enjoyed exploring a local wood. They looked for human and physical features in the environment.
Year 2 had a wonderful time exploring Abbeystead parkland in Lancaster.
Year 5 taking part in an orienteering session during their residential trip to the Isle of Man.
Laudato Si: On care for our Common Home is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.
Year 4 pupils using our fantastic outdoor classroom to create maps of our school grounds.
Year 3 pupils used the playground to learn the 8 compass points.
Posters that our pupils made to celebrate 'Earth Day' 2020
These are pupils who show an aptitude or interest in geography. They will be selected to plan and take part in extra geography enrichment throughout the year.
This years ambassadors are:
Year 1 - Cataleya
Year 2 - Kamil
Year 3 - Imogen
Year 4 - Max
Year 5 - Brandon
Year 6 - Owais
Year 1 and 2 loved listening to the song below to help them remember the names of the four countries of the UK.
'Digimaps for Schools' is an easy to use online resource providing access to OS mapping. Each class use it to support the teaching of geography. Below Year 1 have used it to search for a map of the school grounds to use for their fieldwork enquiry.