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King's Hedges Educational Federation

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Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU

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Geography Work


Reception Topic

All About Me 

Reception have been talking about where they are from and the languages they speak. The reception teachers have made a lovely display to celebrate the many different languages that are spoken by the children.

Year 1 Topic    

What makes up our local community?

Year 1 have been busy learning about the local community. They have been thinking about their local amenities such as the shops and the doctors. They agreed that their local parks are very important because they have lots of fun at the parks and see their friends. They have considered the amenities that they would like to see in the area. In upcoming lessons they will be using google earth and aerial photos to see what the area looks like from above. The children have also been looking at various postcodes and road names and thinking about how these are used when people deliver the post.

Year 2 Topic    

Where did pirates sail to find treasure?

Year 2 have been developing their geography skills through their topic ‘Where did pirates sail to find treasure?’ They have been using globes and atlases to name places in the world including oceans and they have been describing features of an island. The children have learnt lots about Barbados and some children in the year group could even share their experiences as they had been there. The children have recently been considering how jobs are different in different places across the world. The children have been describing memorable pirates and they have written letters from the perspective of a pirate.

Year 3 Topic    

Where’s the best place to put your rubbish?

Year 3 have been identifying natural and man-made features.

Year 4 Topic    

 What makes a great journey?

Year 4 are so engaged in their current topic called ‘What makes a great journey?’ They started their topic by showing each other postcards that they had sent to school during the Summer holiday. The postcards had been part of their home learning and the children had included lots of detail. They were excited to find postcards from Mr Lander and Mrs Richardson. They had sent postcards from America. The children enjoyed researching places in the USA and they went on to write a descriptive postcard from America. They have also been describing a position using compass points and using co-ordinates.

Year 5 Topic      

Are we there yet?

Year 5 are excited by their first Geography theme this year which is called ‘Are we there yet?’ They have been using maps, aerial photos and e-resources to focus on their locality. They have considered how the local area around King’s Hedges has developed over the last 10 years. The children have also been discussing what they like about the area and suggesting what changes they would like to be made in the future. They are in the process of writing a guided tour of the school for new pupils and they are including relevant directional language. They will be moving on to reading ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo, initially focussing on the description of an island. The children have written a description of their favourite places. These places included Nan’s back garden, Cornwall and France.