Welcome to our Geography page. Here you can find lots of information about science across our school.
Statement of Intent
At Bowburn Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Bowburn Primary School enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Geography at Bowburn
- What is my place like?
- What can I find in the corner or my world?
- What is my country like?
- Why is my world wonderful?
- Whatever Next?
- Where shall we go and what might we see on holiday?
- Is the UK the same everywhere?
- Why do we have cities?
- Why is the North East so special?
- What happens when land meets sea?
- What can we discover about Europe?
- Why does Italy shake and roar?
We learnt about the processes which shape our UK coastline, including:
- Hydraulic action: Waves push air into cracks.
- Atrision: Rocks and stones bang together in the sea.
- Abrasion: Rocks carried by the sea smash against the coast.
- Solution: Chemicals in the water dissolve the rock.
We also learnt about longshore drift and how it can damage our beaches without protection.
‘Dredging’ is one example of soft engineering that is used on our UK beaches. Some examples of engineering procedures include using a sea wall, rock armour, gabians and groynes.
- What shapes my world?
- Where can we go? Fantastic journeys
- Where has my food come from?
- Why are forests fantastic?
- What are the key human geographical features of our local area?
- Destination Sao Paulo! What do places have in common?
We used different types of maps and used GIS to identify location and distribution of main forest vegetation belts of the world: tropical, the temperate and the boreal or taiga. We recalled definition, location and types of biomes. As a class, we used a biome map if necessary to recall the main forest biomes, temperate, tropical and boreal/taiga. We identified great forest types of the world to work out where they are located. Pupils used an atlas that shows continents and the lines of longitude and latitude.
Fieldwork! We spotted different types of trees, we created tally charts of how many we saw and we did some bark rubbing markings.