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Summerseat Methodist Primary School, Summerseat, Bury
Summerseat are proud to be the top performing school in Bury for pupils achieving at a higher level. As reported in the Bury Times 18th Dec 2019
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Geography

 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Aims

“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.” (National Curriculum 2014)

At Summerseat Methodist Primary School we aim to develop in children a desire for knowledge about the world around them. Children are given the opportunities to draw and interpret maps and to develop their skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving. They are taught how to communicate their findings effectively and purposeful links are made to core and foundation subjects where appropriate. Children consistently and progressively learn about their local area and compare their life in this area, with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. We explore the Earth’s key physical and human processes and develop children’s understanding of the interaction between these processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. 

The Teaching of Geography

Through our Geography teaching we aim to:

  • Enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of places in the world and build contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
  • Support children defining key physical and human characteristics of places and explore
  • Develop learners that are competent in interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry and problem solving and support children presenting geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length
  • Provide children with a range of fieldwork experiences that deepen their understanding of geographical processes so they can collect, analyse and communicate information from first hand experiences
  • Increase children’s knowledge of other cultures, to teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.

In order to achieve these aims we provide:

  • An interesting learning environment in which children feel safe and secure
  • Opportunities for children to be actively involved and engaged in their own learning, through creative approaches to learning with strong cross-curricular links when appropriate
  • Opportunities to promote independence
  • Evaluations of children’s progress towards the Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum guidelines which inform planning at all stages
  • Effective monitoring of teaching and learning.

Let's fly away!

The week beginning 10th February was 'Lets fly away' week.  Take a look at the amazing learning that took place throughout the school during this week on the photographs.  Class one flew to Australia,  Class two flew to Paris,  Class three flew to Africa and Class four flew to New York.