At Ingram Road Primary School, we strive to make Geography an exciting and engaging subject. We celebrate and draw upon the diversity within our school. Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also inspires curiosity and fascination about the world, not just through lessons but fun and engaging games and challenges. Due to the broad and balanced nature of Geography teaching and planning at Ingram Road Primary School we ensure that Geography is accessible to all pupils. To achieve this, we ensure that all lessons throughout school are coherently planned and sequenced to suit the needs of all learners, thus, encouraging all pupils to be ambitious and inquisitive learners, with an eagerness to learn about the ever changing world around them.
City – A large town.
Town - An urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and a local government. It is normally larger than a village and smaller than a city.
Village - A group of houses and buildings in a rural area. This is normally smaller than a town.
Locate – To find the exact place or position of something.
Grid reference - a method of locating something on a map by a number referring to the lines of a grid drawn upon the map.
Route – How to get to somewhere.
Map – A drawing of an area shown from above.
Compass – A tool for showing direction (North, South, East, West).
Symbol – A picture that stands for something else.
Cause - Compression of rock causes shock waves to spread out from the focus of an earthquake. lead to: Describe how plate movements lead to the formation of earthquakes.
World – The Earth with all of the people, countries and features.
Country – An area with its own name that has a government.
Concept – the big, organising ideas which, together, belong to geography field of study. Eg place, region, sustainability.
characteristic features – the particular qualities or aspects that make something recognisable
Coast – The land near the sea.
Cliff – A steep rock face on the edge of the sea.
Rural – The countryside where it is quieter and there are more physical features around.
Characteristics – The features of something that helps you to identify it.
Valley - A low area of land between hills or mountains, normally with a river or stream flowing through it.
Hill – A raised area of land.
Mountain - A large rise of the land which rises abruptly from the surrounding area; a large steep hill.
River - A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river.
Human features – Something that has been made by humans.
Physical features – Something that has naturally been made.
effectiveness - the quality of working well and producing results that were intended.
climate - the general weather conditions that are typical of a place
biome - A major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterised by a dominant vegetation
settlement - A place newly settled – a colony
population – All the inhabitants of a particular place.