Geography at Monkwray
At Monkwray, we aim to provide our children with a high-quality geography education which will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We hope that our teaching will equip pupils 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 pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- To stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.
- To increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
- To provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
- To encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means.
- To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.
- To develop the geographical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
- To be able to apply map reading skills to globes and atlas maps and identify geographical features.
- To formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
- To enable children to work geographically in a range of appropriate contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment including other people’s experiences and knowledge.
Latest on our Geography Blog:
Rivers Workshop with Rivers Trust
Year 5 have been looking at the journey, processes and features of rivers within their geography lessons. As a part of this topic, Cathy from Rivers Trust came in to school to deliver a workshop and then we followed this up with a visit to Lostrigg Beck where we completed many different activities: classifying animals found in the water, sketching the journey of the river, creating diagrams of a river from source to mouth using natural materials and lots more. We had a fantastic day and we hope to work with Cathy and Rivers Trust again in the summer term.