Geography

Geography at Perton is a forward looking and relevant subject. We aim to be dynamic and modern in our approach to teaching and learning.

During their time here, students will cover a wide range of physical and human geography topics. They will explore how the world around us works and the impact that we have on our planet.

Teaching British Values

Geography helps to prepare our students for British life by exploring the physical and man-made environment of Britain. Students also explore the human impact upon the environment and how we and voluntary groups can protect the environment.

 
KS2 children study Geography in the Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2 half terms for 1 hour. KS3 children receive 1 hour of Geography a week throughout the year. In years 5 and 6, students are taught in mixed ability classes and in years 7 and 8 they are grouped according to ability. We make good use of computing in our lessons, regularly using interactive resources in the classroom and in the computing suites.

The topics students cover:

Term
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Autumn 1
Geography Skills
Brazil and Development
Autumn 2
River Systems
Volcanoes
Spring 1
Weather and Climate
Plate Tectonics and the Earth
Spring 2
Coasts
The Local Area
Summer 1
Energy and Sustainability
Rivers and Coastlines
Summer 2
Countries of the World
Rainforests

There are many ways as supportive parents that you can support your child:

1. Watch the news together. Geography is always happening and making it relevant to today gives us a better understanding of what’s happening.
2. Read the newspaper together – look for key Geography events such as natural disasters and climate change.
3. Look at the National Geographic website. This is a superb resource that can develop understanding of the natural world.

For more information about the Geography curriculum, please feel free to contact Mr Steele.