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St Richard's

Church of England First School


Purpose of study

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. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.



The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  •  understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  •  are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
  •  collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  •  interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  •  communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.


Geography lessons at St Richard's

There are many opportunities at St Richard's for children to learn abut the world in which we live. Where possible children are taken on field trips to develop their understanding. 

All the exciting activities we do at St Richard's CE First School!

Japan Day October 2018

The Year 5 children enjoyed an exciting 'Japan Day' to round off this term's topic on Kensuke's Kingdom and Japan. They took part in a range of activities including: origami, kimono designing and sushi making.

A fantastic day was had by all!

International Day June 2018

 The whole school took part in an International Day which involved activities linked to all the different continents in the world. These included the Rio Carnival in Brazil, African drumming and Australian Aboriginal art. Throughout the day the children also took part in an orienteering exercise on the playground and a Bhangra dancing work shop. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day!