Geography

Geography at Dale Hall

Curriculum Leader: Mr Spalding

Curriculum Information

The core principles for Geography at the school are a rich and varied set of skills, tailored to give pupils an in-depth understanding of the wider world and their local area. In a world where environmental impact is taking high precedent, we are aiming to develop culturally savvy pupils who care and understand their planet. As always with Dale Hall, we intend to embed Geography into a cross curricular approach- that allows for an immersive and enjoyable learning experience. The key skills taught can be found below:

  • Develop a knowledge and appreciation for a broad range geographical and culturally significant area(s).
  • Understand the processes associated with key physical and human geographical features of the world
  • Develop competence in the geographical skills needed to:
  • Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length
Geography Skills Overview
Action Plan
National Curriculum Documents KS1/KS2
Where we can get further information about Geography
Why Geography matters
In Year 1 we are...
Year 1 are looking at the names and locations of the world's 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Year 2 we are...
Year 2 are exploring Geographical similarities and differences through studying the physical features and climate of the African Savannah and comparing this to our area of the U.K. 
In Year 3 we are...
Year 3 are exploring the world beneath our feet as anthropologists. 
In Year 4 we are...
Year 4 are continuing with their use of maps- focussing on keys and symbols.
In Year 5 we are...
Year 5 are using maps to investigate locations around the world. They are going to be investigating Antarctica and the geographical features of its climate. 
In Year 6 we are...
Year 6 are looking into the similarities and differences of the nations that took part in WW2. In addition to this, they will be undertaking a study of the local area. 

We think this clip describes how important Geography actually is to the planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY

We asked our pupils to describe how geography makes them feel. We used their responses to make a word cloud.