Pinehurst Primary School

Experience, Excel and Enjoy

0151 263 1300

pinehurst-ao@pinehurst-primary.co.uk

Pinehurst Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 7UF

Geography

At Pinehurst Primary School we have developed a geography program which encompasses our local environment and beyond!

 

We have made a geography relevant to the children by drawing on their interests and linking our topics to geographical information wherever possible.

Please see below for the curriculum overview for Geography, we use a scheme called Oddizzi to support our delivery of Geography. Please see this link for more information on Oddizzi.

http://www.oddizzi.com/.

 

The delivery of Geography has been developed to suit our context, giving the children the opportunity to explore their local surroundings and the beauty and intrigue that Liverpool  and beyond offers. We believe the opportunities the geography curriculum offers gives a breadth and depth of knowledge which will excite and engage our pupils in developing the geographical skills that children can apply to the real world.

The skills the children will develop during their time at Pinehurst are; 

 

Ks1

Compass directions

Looking at aerial photographs

Compare and contract 2 localities (Anfield Vs Caribbean)

Where in the world is Banaby bear

Local field work

Understanding the make up of the UK

Identifying seasons and warm/cold parts of the world.

 

Ks2

Using maps, atlases, globes etc

compare and contrast localities including physical and human geography

Local fieldwork

 

How can you help your child at home in Geography ?

There are so many things you can do to help develop your child's Geographical skills;

Can they identify landmarks when you are out?

Show them a compass (theres one on most mobile phones)  can they follow north, south ? Can they tell you the direction they are travelling in ?

Can they compare Anfield to somewhere they have visited ?

Talk to your child about how long it would take to travel to a place you have visited or would like to visit.

There are many many more things you can do to help your child's Geographical skills, try visiting these websites as a starter;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/geography.shtml

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/