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Geography

Year 6 Geography

The geography department aim to nurture and develop student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the world around them. We encourage students to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive geography in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills and to provide a sound basis for lifelong study and the pursuit of personal interest. The teaching methods and resources allow all pupils to gain an experience of the world both in and out of lessons. Fieldwork is an essential part of allowing students to cultivate a sense of location, a knowledge of places, respect for differing cultures and an empathy with people in our own and other societies. Within lessons students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the significance of the actions and different attitudes of individuals and groups who use, manage and make decisions about their physical, economic, social, political, and cultural environments and how these environments interact and affect the landscape. 

Fundamentally, this subject allows students to appreciate that the world is dynamic and is therefore an integral part of a broad and balanced education.

Enrichment

The geography department aim to nurture and develop student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the world around them. We encourage students to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive geography in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills and to provide a sound basis for lifelong study and the pursuit of personal interest. The teaching methods and resources allow all pupils to gain an experience of the world both in and out of lessons. Fieldwork is an essential part of allowing students to cultivate a sense of location, a knowledge of places, respect for differing cultures and an empathy with people in our own and other societies. Within lessons students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the significance of the actions and different attitudes of individuals and groups who use, manage and make decisions about their physical, economic, social, political, and cultural environments and how these environments interact and affect the landscape. 

Fundamentally, this subject allows students to appreciate that the world is dynamic and is therefore an integral part of a broad and balanced education.

Facilities

We have a designated teaching classroom. Our lessons are taught by specialists and they will lead the fieldwork visits.

Autumn Term

Our Living World

The story of bamboo
Where does my breakfast come from?
Ecosystems – who is eating who?
The Mediterranean biome
Coral reefs – rainforests of the sea
Russia’s biomes
Ecosystems Pre-Release
How to tackle a decision making exercise
Global issues of wilderness areas under threat

Spring Term

How are populations changing?

Where does everyone live? Why?
Population structures
Controlling population sizes
Migration
Urbanisation
What is development?
How is money spread around the world?
Measuring development
Changes in development over time
People living in poverty
Gender equality
Supporting development

Summer Term

The Middle East

Where is the Middle East?
Physical and Human Geography
Oil
Conflict in Iraq
Dubai – Sustainability in the Sand
Qatar 2022
Under the Sea
Ocean ecosystem
Shallow oceans
Deep oceans
Human threats: plastic in the oceans
Physical threats: climate change
Management of the oceans

 

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