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New curriculum -Primary - Are you planning any major changes?

Discussion in 'Geography' started by mrdave2001, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. No responses to this so far...anyone had any thoughts? Having read the final version of the new curriculum, there are definitely a few gaps to be considered and filled.

    At Key Stage 1, we'll need to think about place knowledge, specifically the 'small area in a contrasting non-European country' to be studied. We already cover the Artic and Antarctica but will need to expand this to include both 'hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles'.

    At Key Stage 2, our topics currently include Weather around the World, Our Local Area, A Village in India, Mountains, Rivers and Climates. India will need to be replaced the study of 'a region in a European country' from the new curriculum. The study of volcanoes and earthquakes could be added to the Mountains and Rivers topic or included within possible new units involving the study of North and South America in Years 5 and 6.

    We'll also need to look at fieldwork and mapwork across the school as these have been slightly neglected in recent years I think.

    Lots to keep us all busy...

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