At Yorkley Primary School, we believe a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Key stage 2
Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Where in the World is Bones?
Meet ‘Bones’ our adorable travelling dog who enjoys going on trips, journeys and holidays with the children and staff of Yorkley School. Children are encouraged to take photos and write letters and diary entries during the school holidays. So far , Bones has travelled to Spain, Croatia, Australia and even Alton Towers.
Unfortunately Bones has decided to retire but we have a new keen and eager travelling dog. Please let your class teacher know if you want our new companion to join you on your holidays!
Global community board.
Here at Yorkley we are continually trying to demonstrate how we fit in with the wider global community.
We also display food items that show the FairTrade logo and show on a map where they were grown in the world. Next step is to work out the food miles in bringing the food to the U.K.
We have a fantastic children’s newspaper which always reports about things happening in the world, this is also on display each week.
We also have an elected Eco committee which looks at issues that affect us locally and world wide. This group of children discuss and debate ways in which they, the school or the community could help.
If you have any ideas or want to help out with the Eco committee please talk to Mrs. Payne.