Geography at Hexton
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils an awe and wonder about the world and the people in it which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about natural and human environments, about diverse places, people and resources whilst ensuring they develop a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We aim to provide children with a breadth of memorable experiences, to support our pupils to becoming curious and considerate global citizens. By the end of each stage of their education with us, they will be well equipped with the skills and the knowledge to explore the world around them and have a greater understanding of their planet. Children also develop a deep knowledge of our community and locality, understanding how they can contribute responsibly and sustainably to their local environment.
At Hexton JMI, children’s geography lessons cover a range of aspects of the natural and human world, including:
* processes and change
* human geography
* physical geography
* geographical vocabulary
* location and environments
* similarities and differences
Through a carefully planned progression of skills, children will explore the world around them using the following tools:
- compasses and compass directions
- aerial photographs
- basic weather recording instruments
- grid references
- cultural artefacts
Some examples of our work in Geography
Curriculum Documents for Geography
Websites to support Geography
https://world-geography-games.com/ (KS2) – a series of games on the different continents around the world, which help children to learn capitals, flags etc.
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone (KS1 & KS2) – The ordnance survey interactive website for map reading. Includes map skills, geography and games.
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games (KS1 and 2) puzzles and games looking at space, oceans, habitats and more.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb (KS1) – a series of video clips children can use to explore different countries and continents around the world. Can be filtered by year group.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zbkw2hv (KS2) – a series of videos exploring different geographical regions as well as geographical skills such as using latitude and longitude. Can be filtered by year group.
https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/home/geography (KS1 and 2) – apps covering a range of geographical topics, both human and physical geography.