Geography

Geography

Geography Curriculum Statement

We aim to provide a broad and rich Geography curriculum that encompasses both building a secure knowledge base alongside field skills. We wish to inspire a curiosity and fascination with this ever-changing planet that we live in. We track progress from Foundation through to Year Six to ensure that the correct progression steps are in place so that children can deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Our children should confidently use Geographical terms from words such as ‘coast, ocean, valley’ in Year One through to ‘biomes, vegetation and hemisphere’ in Year Six. We have a broad range of Geographical topics which act as an inspiring vehicle for our children to apply their skills and deepen their knowledge. Some of our current topics include; ‘On Safari’, ‘The Titanic’, ‘Ice Kingdoms’, ‘Clean up Coxley’ and ‘The Amazon’. We believe that it is important that many of our topics are relevant and contextual to our children and so we explore the local area and make links with our community wherever possible, this includes the village of Middlestown, Coxley Woods and extending to Wakefield.

 

Knowledge Organisers

Key Stage 1 Knowledge Mats

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Topics Covered in Geography

Key Stage 1

Year 1

  • Weather and Climate

  • Local Area

  • United Kingdom

Year 2

  • Continents and Oceans

  • Mugumareno Village – Zambia

  • Hot and Cold Places

Key Stage 2

Year 3

  • Climate Zones

  • North America

  • Rio and South Brazil

Year 4

  • Rivers

  • Rainforests

  • Local Area Study

Year 5

  • Mountains

  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes

  • European Region- The Mediterranean

Year 6

  • United Kingdom

  • Local Area and Region

Our Geography Learning

Year 1 Learning

Year 1 enjoyed practising their field work skills by completing a ‘Seasons Scavenger Hunt’!

 

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

Trust Website

Our Academies