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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi

Geography

Our Vision for Geography at St Benedict's

Geography Long Term Plan & Progression of Skills

Oddizzi for Geography

We have recently joined the 'Oddizzi' family to further open our eyes to the world around us. Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. We enable our children – wherever they are – to ‘break out’ of their own world and join a global community of like-minded children through the 'Class Pals' postcard opportunity.
Our aim is that by using Oddizzi, our children will view the world through a lens that enables them to develop as people who are passionate about the places they are sharing. 

Geography in EYFS:

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas. The aim of this document is to help subject leaders to understand how the skills taught across EYFS feed into national curriculum subjects.

The most relevant statements for geography are taken from the following areas of learning:

  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World

 

Geography

Three and Four-Year-Olds

Mathematics

•        Understand position through words alone. For example, “The bag is under the table,” – with no pointing.

•        Describe a familiar route.

•        Discuss routes and locations, using words like ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’.

Understanding the World

•        Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.

•        Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

•        Know that there are different countries in the work and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.

Reception

Understanding the World

•        Draw information from a simple map.

•        Recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries.

•        Explore the natural world around them.

•        Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.

ELG

Understanding the World

People, Culture and Communities

•       Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps.

•        Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and (when appropriate) maps.

The Natural World

•        Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

•        Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons.