St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Geography

Geography Leader - Miss Hart

Geography is an integral subject at developing children’s knowledge and understand of people and places. At St Francis CE Primary School, we are exploring the wider world as a well as the local area of our school and Oxford. Throughout the school, maps, atlases, photos and the internet are used to help children investigate the world and the geographical features within it. Each topic that is studied at St Francis is cross-curricular and will look at the aspects of the geography curriculum that links to it.

 

During the foundation stage, children learn about the world around them. They look at the similarities and differences between places, objects and materials. They converse about their immediate environment and the learning opportunities provided the adults. Further up the school, children will start to ask geographical questions based on the topics they are studying. They will look at different environments around the world and environments in the local vicinity. Pupils will learn about different countries around the world and the physical and social differences between countries. By the time they are in year 6, students will be able to work as a geographer: producing and studying maps; describing and comparing different settlements; have a grasp on place knowledge; as well as being familiar with key geographical terms.