Curriculum Development

At English Martyrs we follow the Primary National Curriculum for Geography in England.  We track our progress on knowledge of place, location, human and physical geography and geograpical field work skills for each year group here.

The National Curriculum states that

“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.” 

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of Geography: National Geographic for kids Kids world

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Year 6 created a simulated river channel

Y6 explored the 3 stages of a river: upper course, middle course and lower course and they were able to see erosion, transportation and deposition.  They even saw meanders forming in the sand!

Give it Back Afternoon

The children in year 1 and 2 had a super afternoon giving back to their school environment. The children have been looking at their immediate environment as part of their topic 'The World in Our Hands'. The children have been working to develop ideas linked to how they would like to improve the school.As part of their homework children were asked to produce something which we could add to improve the environment. Children produced a range of items including: bug hotels, bird feeders, decorative stones and plant pots. The children did lots of jobs including cleaning, weeding and sorting to improve our outdoor area. Everyone had a fun-filled time and got stuck in.