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At St Gregory's.......

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”

 

'Barack Obama'

 

We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to explore and engage in Geography, to appreciate, be curious and understand the world we live in and how it has evolved. We aim to encourage children to learn through experience, particularly through fieldwork and practical activities.

 

Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise our responsibility and the importance of sustainable development for the future.

 

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The Geography curriculum will also help children gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. This will help to enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a reflective and caring attitude towards other humans, animals and plants in our environment.

 

Our Curriculum: 

 

We have developed a bespoke curriculum at St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary. We have adapted the Lancashire Geography scheme specifically for our context at St Gregory’s. The curriculum is comprehensive and ensures that knowledge and understanding is built cumulatively throughout the primary phase.

 

Teachers deliver lessons that build on and extend prior learning whilst making purposeful cross-curricular links. Our aim is for our children to gain knowledge of Chorley and the surrounding areas and how they have changed and developed over time; our teachers are provided with access to high-quality resources and materials that support their teaching.

 

We also use Digimap for Schools, alongside paper atlases and globes, to ensure pupils have access to aerial photography and high-quality mapping from Ordnance Survey to support their learning. 

 

Visits and Visitors enhance our History & Geography Subjects.

Most recently some of these activities have included:

  • CREW Drama group visiting school for a WWI experience in partnership with Lancashire Museum.
  • Chorley Remembers Exhibition at Astley Hall
  • Horrible Histories Theatre Trips
  • Various storytellers and author visits to school
  • Visit to Chorley Town Hall and the Mayor’s Parlour Suite
  • Beatrix Potter World
  • Pantomimes at The Duke’s Theatre in Lancaster
  • Anglo Saxon Day for Year 5
  • World War 1 Day for Year 3
  • Year 4 Egyptian trip
  • Victorian Day for Year 6
  • Visit to Viking Museum in Chester for Year 3
  • Quarry Bank Cotton Mill trip for Year 4
  • Geography Field trip to Brockholes for Year 4
  • Geography Field trip to Yarrow Valley to study local geography. (Year 4 & Year 6)
  • Year 6 River Study at River Brock
  • Year 6 Normans workshop

 

About Us

St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School
Eaves Green Rd
Chorley
Lancashire
PR7 3QG
Tel: 01257 263865 or 01257 234181
Email: sbm@st-gregorys-pri.lancs.sch.uk

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