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Cawston Grange Primary School

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Geography at Cawston Grange Primary School

At Cawston Grange Primary School, our children are given a range of opportunities to learn Geography through first hand experiences in real life settings. Our Geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the diverse world we live in and its people. 


In the diverse world we live in, it is fundamental to develop children’s understanding of the wider world, focusing on not only the physical geography of places but to also learn about a range of cultures and its people. It is our vision to stimulate our own children’s interest and love for Geography by giving them opportunities to explore their own surroundings, develop an interest and understanding of diverse places, as well as understanding the value of our Earth's resources and the physical and human features that shape our world.

Children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world as they progress through the school and we also aim to instil in our children transferrable skills which a subject like Geography offers.

We thrive to ensure our children have a broad insight into how Geography can be incorporated into daily living, thus increasing the children’s ability to become responsible citizens and to ensure they are empowered with the knowledge of sustainable living in the 21st Century.

In short, Geography matters!

Progression of Skills in Geography

Geography progression of vocabulary

Year 2 have been learning about the local area. We went on a walk looking for human and physical features of Cawston. Nov 2023

Reception have been learning about our local community and different places within our local area on a map. We then used a map of the nature classroom to find 6 hidden pictures!

Year 2 have been learning about the countries in the UK- March 2023

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Year 2 have been learning all about our local area. We have learnt how to use a compass and read maps. We have used these skills to navigate our way around Cawston.- Nov 2022

Year 4 River study in the Peak District - May 2022

13.12.21- Today Year 3 zoomed their Greek pen pals. They attend a primary school in Athens, Greece. It was a great opportunity to ask the children questions about life in Greece.

Year 2 went on a walk all around the local area!

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We went on a local area walk as part of our new Geography topic. We followed a route on an Ordnance Survey map and looked out for points of interest along the way. We discussed the physical and human features along the way as well as using our fieldwork skills to enhance our knowledge about map skills and the local area.

Year 2 learnt how to use a Compass in Geography!

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Year 2 have been using a compass to follow directions!

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Year 3 have been learning all about life in Greece. We finished the topic with a Greek food tasting afternoon which included grilled octopus, olives and stuffed vine leaves!

Year 2 used Digimaps to locate Jamaica.

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Year 3 locating South American countries using an atlas.

Year 6 have been studying Russia. We have made some graphs detailing the average temperature and average rainfall in Moscow.

Year 5 exploration of the Antarctic and Arctic using Google Earth, an atlas, globes and other digital maps.2019-2020

In Year 2, we have explored Google Earth to locate the Capital Cities in the United Kingdom. 2019-2020

In year 2 we have explored the different scaled maps across the school to locate and identify the four countries and capital cities in the United Kingdom. 2019-2020

Year 3 locating the different climate zones of South America.2019-2020

Year 6 investigated the effect of climate change on different aspects of Mexico City and presented their findings 2019-2020