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At Gipsey Bridge, we aim to equip pupils with knowledge about local places, diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. 

Class 3 have been researching African countries. The children chose one to investigate and presented a double-paged spread on its location, population, climate and physical features.

In Geography this week class 1 enjoyed a lovely sunny walk around the village spotting Human features along the way.

In Geography, Class 1 have been learning all about the Physical Features of the United Kingdom.

Class 2 researched the Great Barrier Reef. We found out that it in off the North-East coast of Queensland, Australia. Using the iPads, we took a tour of some of the islands off the coast of Australia, which helped us to picture how huge the area is that the Great Barrier Reef sits in.

In Geography this week the children in Class 1 have been exploring our school and their locality and making maps.

Class 2 have been looking at images of the world at night. Using the patterns of light, we located the brightly lit cities in the United Kingdom on Google Earth.

Class 2's geography task over the past two weeks has been to carry out a survey. We wanted to know more about what people at home do for a living. A lot of us asked specific questions at home and as a class we were able to collate this information, making a tally chart. It was necessary to create categories for the different jobs due to there being such a wide range. We worked very hard to display this information in graphs and in addition to discussing the job types, we also explored how far people travel to work. The greatest distance was 150 miles!

In geography, Year 5 and 6 labelled a map of Mexico with the states and notable cities. They looked at where Mexico is in relation to other countries of the world.

Great map work from our explorers in Class 3- using atlases, maps and photographs to analyse Egypt.