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Geography at Fulfen!

 

Geography’s fundamental role lies in helping children to understand the world, its environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them. It encourages a holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between concepts such as scale, community, cultural diversity, interdependence and sustainability. Geography is a subject that contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and mathematics, and enriches understanding of, and in, subjects from science and history to art and design.

Here at Fulfen we start with our local area; pupils will be given opportunities to learn more about the features and geographical issues facing Burntwood and Staffordshire. An essential part of this understanding is ensuring that pupils have chance for fieldwork studies in and around Burntwood broadening their learning and putting their learnt geographical skills into practise.

Children will learn to use maps to locate both physical (e.g. mountain ranges, rivers) and human (e.g. cities, country borders) features. They will use Digimaps (an online mapping website), atlases, photos and a variety of other different online resources to explore the environment and economies of those countries which they study. Your child will be taught accurate grid referencing, symbols of a map and how to use a compass effectively for their desired destination.

Geography at Fulfen also encompasses the people of the places we study. We learn what life is like for the citizens of particular countries learning all about their ways of life including the climate, lifestyle and food and water sources in order for the children to delve fully into the place that they are learning about.

 

 

Useful Websites:

Fun Geography games to play: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/ 

Digimaps - online mapping website: https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/

Test your grid referencing skills: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

How well do you know your map symbols? https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

WWF UK Conservation: https://www.wwf.org.uk/ 

National Geographic Kids
 

 

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Contact the School

Fulfen Primary School

Rugeley Road
Burntwood
Staffordshire
WS7 9BJ

Main Contact: Mrs S Steele

Tel: 01543 226070
office@fulfen.staffs.sch.uk

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