The children in Team AC have been busy learning about our Geography topic 'Life in different places'. We have started to compare where we live to life in Columbia, South America. We have looked at maps, atlases, globes and the internet to research where Columbia is, what continent its in and what the climate is like there. The children have had lots of interesting questions about Columbia and we are combining this with our science work looking at the habitat of Columbia with its rich variety of plants and animals to be found there.
Since returning to school in September following partial school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working hard to identify the areas of learning individual pupils may need to catch up on. As always, we are making core subjects the priority - particularly the basic skills of numeracy and literacy. However here at Wombwell Park Street, we are passionate about our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum offer and feel now more than ever pupils need the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning opportunities. Children will be accessing the full range of curriculum subjects this year. During the autumn and spring term subject leaders will be prioritising the key learning objectives and vocabulary to be covered in each subject. Class teachers will plan a range of integrated projects and lessons to ensure that all subjects are covered each term although there may be some reduction in frequency and objectives in the foundation subjects to allow pupils to catch up missed learning in the core subjects. By no later than summer term 2021 we are planning to be teaching the full range of subjects in their entirety as detailed in our comprehensive subject overviews. If you wish to discuss our current curriculum provision further or have any specific questions relating to geography in school do not hesitate to contact school and Mrs Longden Deputy Head can provide further information.
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Geography in Team AC
In the Autumn Term our team looked at the local area in which we live (Wombwell) and our surrounding area (Barnsley).
We looked at familiar places around Wombwell and Barnsley and named them.
The children had to learn how to write their addresses and they became familiar with vocabulary such as village, town, city, country and continent.
They had the opportunity to look at aerial view maps and plans of the area around the school and we used google earth to help them to understand where Wombwell ‘fits in’ when considering the position of other places and the wider world.
We also linked our Geography work with Literacy and compared where we lived with where Katy Morag lives in her stories.
Team LL Investigate Natural Disasters, Explore the Pacific Ring and Develop their Atlas and Map Skills
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