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02/02/24

Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery! pic.twitter.com/toTJfs4lZh

17/01/24

Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning. pic.twitter.com/m1eqOlI7Lq

11/01/24

Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly. pic.twitter.com/4DMbTSBOtM

19/12/23

The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA! pic.twitter.com/WpKwGjYt1t

19/12/23

We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated. pic.twitter.com/9pYipoWssl

19/12/23

Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round! pic.twitter.com/ObKYyvJ7Km

15/12/23

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/1N8yzBUF5Q

13/12/23

The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance! pic.twitter.com/ZUnxGhUblI

11/12/23

The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved! pic.twitter.com/0QAZH9GF7G

20/11/23

Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety. pic.twitter.com/SMYNbpzXXF

17/11/23

A fantastic PTA event at school, making Bath Bombs and selling Hot dogs and hot chocolate! What a wonderful combination. pic.twitter.com/V0Pgauv5rs

17/11/23

17/11/23

Today we are supporting Children in Need. Our children are all very happy wearing their Pudsey inspired outfits or PJs! pic.twitter.com/pwprYaED9v

03/11/23

HJAC are proud to be taking part in ‘Cut Your Carbon’ November in partnership with Eco Schools. The children are all very excited to be involved in such a worth while event! pic.twitter.com/lFeekMIiEO

30/10/23

The children are enjoying their African Drumming workshop as part of our diversity offer at HJAC. pic.twitter.com/U8xn7eDnZJ

20/10/23

Thank you to all of the wonderful HJAC community. We are so grateful for such a wonderful support in Sutton. pic.twitter.com/a29pKBLmiY

11/10/23

Amazing showcase this morning of all of our children’s home learning projects! They are just amazing! pic.twitter.com/QZEIcpqXWi

10/10/23

Year 5 children have been enjoying their Diwali workshop creative day with crafts in the morning and learning some dances in the afternoon! pic.twitter.com/yy7v1gcRWf

09/10/23

So proud of all of the staff at HJAC who received so many nominations! pic.twitter.com/zDC3tZ83r4

06/10/23

So proud of our children and staff involved working together with We all loved seeing our children up on stage! pic.twitter.com/C6Wt8N0CX9

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Geography

Geography is an exciting, knowledge led subject that helps us better understand the people, places and environments in the world. The programme of study for Geography states “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”.

A geographer needs:

  • Fieldwork skills 
  • Analytical skills 

  • Mapping and interpretation skills 

  • Observational skills  

  • An enquiring mind  

The National Geographic has broken Geography into 5 themes, all of which we will cover, as laid out in our progression gird.

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Intent

We believe the teaching of geography is vital to developing life-long learners who seek to maximise the use of resources in their environment, who minimise the impact of their actions and seek to develop understanding of the world they live in. These will be achieved using enquiry questions, which seek to provide answers to the understanding of where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.

Children will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of key vocabulary and terminologies about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes using knowledge organisers. Our intention is for our children to be ready to tackle the expectations of KS3 and beyond. 

Years 3 to 6, the geography curriculum retains some flexibility, and builds and expands on previous knowledge. There are four focus areas:

  • Locational knowledge

  • Place knowledge

  • Human and physical geography

  • Geographical field work and mapping 

Locational knowledge examines latitude, longitude and time zones. The children will use maps to focus on Europe, North and South America, concentrating on regions, key physical/human characteristics, countries, and major cities. They will also work on locating the counties and cities of the United Kingdom and start to explore their human and physical characteristics.

The geography curriculum provides the opportunities for children to examine geographical similarities and differences by comparing the geography of a region of the United Kingdom with a region in a European country, and with a region in either North or South America. This will cover the place knowledge aspect of the curriculum.

Human and physical geography will encompass the description and understanding of key aspects of geography, for example: climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, the water cycle, types of settlement, economic activity and the distribution of natural resources and the impact they have on people.

Implementation:

To ensure our teachers provide the best opportunities for the delivery of the geography curriculum, the content of the subject has been carefully sequenced starting from locational knowledge in Year 1 and building on from their starting in Key Stage 2. This is clearly mapped out in our geography progression.

KS2

Geog 2

Teachers will make use of front cover sheets and knowledge organisers to share key knowledge and vocabulary for every half term’s unit, which will enable children to understand the exact knowledge/vocabulary that needs to be learnt by the end of the half term to give them a better understanding of their world. 

Geography is timetabled and taught each half term in 6-week blocks, an hour a week in each class. 

Our learning environment will reflect the current learning and creates opportunity for children to refer to concepts, knowledge and skills taught. Essential resources needed to deliver map skills will be made available to children in the classroom. Where possible and relevant, trips will be organised to give children first-hand experience to develop the knowledge and concepts taught in the subject.

Impact

Pupils record their learning in a variety of ways, recorded within their geography books.Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome; year group and the knowledge and skills being developed.This can be in the form of: written outcomes, tables and charts, photographs of practical/ fieldwork activities, speech bubble comments relating the learning.

The use of retrieval practice strategies built into the learning will help teachers identify how much knowledge has been learnt in a unit.At the end of each unit, children will complete a written mastery outcome which is authentic to the discipline being taught and also a multiple choice quiz. This information informs teacher assessments of children working towards, at and beyond mastery. 

Subject leaders will conduct learning walks, planning scrutiny and pupil interviews to measure the impact of our teaching, based on how much children can remember.

Subject leaders will meet with their counterparts from our other cluster schools half termly and will moderate the planning, work and monitoring outcomes from their setting to ensure that standards are meeting or exceeding the expectations of the National Curriculum.

 

Documents

Geography Year 3 16th May 2023 Download
Geography Year 4 16th May 2023 Download
Geography Year 5 16th May 2023 Download
Geography Year 6 16th May 2023 Download
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