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 this year, Bones has travelled to Spain and Croatia and he has plans to spend Christmas and New Years’ Eve in Australia.
Global community board.
Here at Yorkley we are continually trying to demonstrate how we fit in with the wider global community. In the main corridor we have tracked Mrs & Mr Foleys trip around the world, this has provided a real focus for the children to question and learn about the places they visited. Thank you to both of you for sending us so many postcards.
Now Mrs Foley is back in Yorkley again so the board will be used to show where our food comes from in FairTrade fortnight, as well as displaying world news articles.