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Our Intent in Geography at St James

Further information on our Geography timetable can be seen below:


 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1 Where I live (local, human and physical geographical skills and fieldwork - farming) London / Locational knowledge of the UK Oceans and seas
Year 2Compare and contrast physical and human geography of the UK with a contrasting area - e.g. Zambia  Seven continents Hot and cold places
Year 3 Villages, Towns and Cities Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes Water, weather and climate
Year 4 Rivers Migration Natural resources in Northern Chile
Year 5 Slums (Europe) Biomes Energy and sustainability
Year 6 Local fieldwork  Population Globalisation


At St James C of E Primary and Nursery School, staff use the  Reach Curriculum to facilitate their teaching of this subject. LYFTA is also programme that we use to enhance learning as it brings current content into the classroom in a highly visual way to support children cultural capital and understanding of the wider world. 


We value the opportunity to broaden children's understanding of the world around them; the world they belong to. We challenge stereotypes and understand the importance of deepening learning through the development of critical thinking skills, peer discussion and high quality reading stimuli. To begin each lesson, we complete retrieval activities in order to solve misconceptions that children have and commit learning to long-term memory. This is done by recapping and reviewing previous content.


Take a look at some examples of children's learning across our school:  



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