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Geography Intent at Holy Family


Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Holy Family, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it and to enhance their cultural capital and know about life beyond Stainforth. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferrable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Holy Family our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Happy Chinese New Year 


Children in Reception have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. They learnt that Chinese New Year changes each year because it follows a calendar that is linked to the moon and that it always takes place in January or February. This year is the year of the Rabbit. 

Lots of different learning opportunities were set up for children to explore Chinese New Year and to spark awe and wonder. 

Children tasted a variety of chinese foods and used chopsticks to improve their fine motor skills and perserverance.

What a fantastic experience had by all children!

Year 6 - Global Challenges

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FS2 - Understanding the World - People, Communities and Culture

Who would have thought looking at the weather could be so much fun!

Children in FS2 have danced and copied actions, sang new songs, observed the weather and recorded their findings.

Children have been made aware of the changes that have occured in the world around them and have learnt that places change with seasons and over long periods of time. 




Year 4 - The USA

In Year 4 this half term, the children have been learning about the USA. We have explored where the USA is in the world, the population of the different states, what landmarks are there and completed some state studies. The children have completed maps and learnt lots of new information about the USA.

Year 6 Geography topic - Mapping the World

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The following shows a sample of work from Year 6 on their topic; Global Challenges. This topic allowed children to analyse climate change, borders, how we distribute the world's resources and ways ways to promote sustainability! 

Year 3 - Climate and Biomes

Year 2 - Life in Kenya

In Year 2, we have started our topic- 'Life in Kenya'. Using what we learnt about continents, we have discussed how Kenya is located in Africa. We found out which countries are next to Kenya and which is the closest ocean. We have also discussed the climate in Kenya and how this is similiar or different to the UK. 

Year 2- Planet Earth

In Year 2, we have been studying the continents of the World. We have studied the physical and human features of each continent, animals that may live there and the climate. 

New Geography Environments

Children are extremely excited to spend time exploring geography and history in depth and to focus on developing accurate historical and geographical terminology in their inviting immersive classrooms.

Reception children have been learning all about Lent around the world.

What you can do to help children learn Geography at home?

In Nursery we have been learning all about Stainforth. We learnt about key places in Stainforth, like the Colliery, our school and our church. We put these places on our very own map!

Year 5 Geography

Year 5 have now finished their learning journey. We learnt how volcanoes and earthquakes happen and researched the secondary effects that occur from these devastating natural disasters. Take a look below at some of the amazing work the children produced.

Year 5 -Asia- Spring 2

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Year 5 Geography

Year 5 have started their Geography learning journey. They have studied physical and human features of Asia, studied continental drift and tectonic plates. They have found out what hard and soft borders are and where they exist in Asia. Year 5 have also studied how mountains are formed. 

Year 4 Amazon Research

Year 4 have been researching about the animals and habitats located in the Amazon Rainforest in South America. They have learnt about a capybara, pygmy marmoset and a jaguar.

Reception have looked at flags and written the names of countries linked to Chinese New Year.

Year Two news round report about Planet Earth

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Year 2 have written an information text about our topic Planet Earth. We started by learning the seven continents of the world as well as the five main oceans. Then we built on that knowledge by learning interesting facts about each continent. We compared the size and population as well famous landmarks and amazing wildlife that each continent had to offer. We have made a news round report to show all we have learnt on our learning journey about Planet Earth so far.

Geographical learning displays at Holy Family are everywhere: walls, windows, display boards and ceilings. Thought has been given to learning prompts, key vocabulary and knowledge organisers. All of which celebrate the achievements of children.

Beautifully presented work in our topic books. Children think really hard about being creative when presenting their work.

The whole school enjoyed an 'Around the World' lunch experience this week. All of the food choices were linked to topics and the children really enjoyed trying new flavours. The children were also excited to be in with the chance of winning a Subway voucher, kindly donated by our local Subway shop, to continue their experience of tantalising their taste buds!. Children were also entered into a draw to win a weeks pass of eating earlier than their friends in the dining hall.

These girls in Reception followed prepositional directions to help Zog find his way back to school.

Reception children enjoyed watching Newsround and learning all about what is happening in the world they live.

Year One- Geography Homework 'Modes of Transport' January 2022

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We are exploring different modes of transport in our current Geography topic 'Transport and Travel'. Year One did a fantastic job of researching and creating their own favourite modes of transport. We then discussed them together and now have them on display in our fantastic immersive classroom for all to see! Well done Year One!

Reception children have really enjoyed Understanding the World this week. They have learnt new vocabulary, made links, become familiar with the book, 'There are No Dragons in this Story' applied phonic knowledge, worked together to create aerial maps, learnt the features of their own immediate environment, learnt the name of the village and the town the school is located in and much, much more!

Learning in History and Geography- Autumn Term

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Some fantastic examples of learning in History and Geography across the school

Year 6 Mexico

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Come and look at Year 6's amazing immersive learning environment based on the theme of Mexico!

Year 6 The United Kingdom

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Year 6 have combined their computer and research skills to produced some super powerpoints about different countries in The United Kingdom.