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Geography is taught throughout both Key Stages. There are specified topics for each subject, including 'Mountains and Rivers' and exploring the local area. At St. Pius X, we try to integrate Geography with other areas of the curriculum.

What's in the News?

As part of the Geography curriculum, each pupil is required to make a five minute presentation to the rest of the class based on a current news story. This can be a world, national or local news story. This encourages the pupils to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world and what is happening in it. This can be done at any time during the school year. Whenever the presentation is ready, each pupil should inform their class teacher and a time will be given for them to present it. Pupils can use whatever resources they need for their presentation, including ICT, and should also produce a one-sided fact sheet discussing their news item for display in the classroom. Keep posted for some examples of 'What's in the News?' that have been presented this year so far...

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Geographers find their way in Year 3

During Book Week, as part of reading across the curriculum, Year 3 explored compasses and Ordnance Survey maps of Chelmsford and the surrounding areas, identifying directions and map symbols. We found out that compass has a white needle, which points towards North, and a glow-in-the-dark sticker on it to help us if we needed to find our way in the dark; and that South is always the red needle. We explored the OS maps to see what symbols we could find and found out using the key what they represent. We also played a pairing game, where we raced against the other teams to match up the map symbols with their correct names. Lots of fun was had, and we learned a lot of new things today, including how to care for compasses and maps, too. Although, I'm not sure how many of us are ready for an expedition yet...


Can you name the symbols below?

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