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Our Vision for Geography at St Edmund's is for the curriculum to:
1.Give children an opportunity to develop their curiosity and appreciation of different places and cultures.
2.Develop children’s communication and enquiry skills.
3.Learn about the physical and human side to geography as well as investigating the collaboration between the two.
4.Understand the environmental issues both in their locality and globally whilst recognising their responsibility as a steward so that they can have a positive impact upon their world.
5.Gain an understanding of how the world’s resources are changing as well as understanding how this will impact on them both now and in the future.
A group of Y5 and 6 pupils recently attended the opening of the Pied Piper Park after its recent refurbishment. 18 months ago, pupils wrote to the council as well as the Mayor of Salford in regards to the park being unsafe for use. Since then work has been done and the park looks much more inviting for the local community to enjoy.
Thank you to all of the children for their hard work in helping to improve the park for the local community.
Our topic in Nursery has been 'Where does snow go?'. We have been exploring snow and ice. We have been investigating snow and ice and how it feels. We have also made our own Igloos. We had lots of fun in the snow !
In reception the children have been exploring different life cycles of a frog and chicks. They have looked at the changes they make. Also the children have explored the the animals environment.
Our topic in Geography this term is all about China. We have been researching the continent of Asia and the country of China in class. We used atlases to help us to explore and find out information about them. We have also been comparing our school day and the school day of a child in China. We have been exploring the lifestyles of people in China and comparing them to ours. We have also had a Chinese dance workshop, were we learnt different styles of Chinese dancing.
Our topic in Geography this half term is about our local area. We have explored our school and the features and looked at the physical and human features. This week we explored compass directions - North, East, South and West.
Key Stage One enjoyed a walk around Little Hulton. We focused on what we could see in our local area. We also talked about the physical and human features around us. We spotted more human features than physical features.
In Geography, Year 3/4 have enjoyed studying Australia and finding out about the different areas within the country.
We started the topic with enquiry based learning where the children had to use photographs to make inferences about the country.
In Geography, Year 6 have started their topics on hills and mountains. They have learnt about contour lines and had lots of fun creating their own. In pairs, the children worked together to draw the contour lines for a 'potato' hill. They had to draw a line around the potato at each cm point, and then carefully cut each layer off one at a time.