At Rattlesden we aim for a high quality geography curriculum, which inspires a keen interest in the natural and human aspects of the world. The children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
In key stage 2, the geography curriculum is incorporated into our creative curriculum through termly themes which inclue topics such as Chocolate and Africa. The curriculum is organised on a four year cycle. Progression is carefully planned for to ensure that the children have a progression of skills as they move through key stage two.
In Early Years and key stage 1, history is incorporated into themes such as Fire and Ice which included learning about the continents and climate in different parts of the world.
Children have the opportunity to work alone, in pairs or as part of a mixed group when working on projects. Children are encouraged to use computers, books and a variety of online sources as well as local fieldwork opportunities to help them with their learning. We are keen that learning is parctical and memorable and so during their time at school, children will experience a number of educational visits to places of historical interest such as Southwold and visitor experiences to bring geography to life (such as the Kagera day in key stage two).
Willow Class trip to Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum in Summer 19
An assembly taken by one of our year 4 pupils telling the school all about his recent trip to Nepal where he celebrated his grandfather’s ’1000 moon’ birthday and had his Coming of Age ceremony!
Oak and Cedar African drumming workshop
Maple class display
A visit from Banham Zoo to help the children learn more about African habitats and the animals that live there.
Key Stage Two 'Local Area Study' displays
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