I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
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I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
At Garlinge Primary School & Nursery, Geography is a subject taught in a cross curricular approach, with it being the lead subject for 3 terms of the year. We follow the main aims of the Geography curriculum to ensure that all pupils:
In Key Stage 1, pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They will begin to understand subject-specific vocabulary relating to both human and physical geography and begin to develop their geographical skills.
In Key Stage 2, pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond our local area, including the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include a mix of human and physical features. They will continue to develop their geographical skills.
An overview of Geography topics covered for academic year 2020-2021 follows:
|Term||Nursery||Reception||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
Foundation Stage – Key Learning Objections based on Early Learning Goals
Find out about their environment and talk about those features they like and dislike.
Transport vehicles eg: bicycles, tricycles, toy cars etc.
|2||Hot and Cold Countries||Christmas around the World||What is it like to live in the city of London?|
|4||Landscapes||Modern Greece||USA||Our World Maps|
|5||Rivers||England - north and south||South American Geography - physical and political.|
|6||Margate||Scotland||How do volcanoes and earthquakes affect the lives of people||Mountains||Physical Geography - biomes/climates|
Opportunities are provided for the children to learn from a range of sources of evidence, such as: books, maps, pictures, photographs, oral sources and geographical equipment. ICT links are encouraged and explored to enhance the children's learning. Educational visits and visitors are also promoted and organised where appropriate for enrichment opportunities linking to topics covered.
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed their geography-based topic ‘London’ this term. They researched fascinating facts about London’s famous buildings and landmarks, then wrote amazing persuasive adverts to encourage people to visit. They have also created some wonderful London artwork and brushed up on their UK geographical knowledge. Well done Year 4!
Here are some of our displays from different year groups which follow our Geography curriculum. Great work Garlinge!