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Geography

At Oak Farm Junior School we believe that Geography is best taught as a part of an integrated curriculum.

Geography is the study of people and places. It introduces children to the world with all its variety and contrasts, and gives a focus within the curriculum for understanding and considering issues about the environment and sustainable development.

In geography, children can see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

Year 3
Geography of the UK
A UK locality (Hillingdon)
Geography of Europe

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Year 4
European locality (France)
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Food and Farming

Year 5
North America
Climate and Weather
Local Geography (London)

Year 6
Rivers and the Water Cycle
South America

Teaching and Learning
At Oak Farm Junior School we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our geography lessons in order to meet the needs of all our pupils.

Teaching and learning strategies include:
Reading and discussing relevant texts as a class, group or individually.
DVDs, internet and video clips are used to introduce and/or develop knowledge
The internet, as well as books, are used for research.
Visiting museums and other places of interest relative to the units of study.
Presentations by guest groups and speakers, ie, theatre companies.
Art and Technology work is based on geographical themes.
Role play and may be based on geographical topics.
Encourage pupils to ask questions and propose solutions to environmental problems within the Hillingdon area, and the wider world.

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