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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.
Eco-Monitors get busy!
We've recently got some new recycling bins to enable to the school to do its part for the environment. The Eco-Monitors in each class have been re-vamped, and are now responsible for emptying the recycling bins around school at the end of the day as well as general environmental-saving jobs around the school throughout the day.
Go Green Week 5-9th February 2018
We had lots of fun this week learning about the environment and how we are affecting the planet with our actions. We learned where our food and everyday products comes from, and Anglian Water came in to run workshops with Year 1 to 6, about saving water and how they filter out sewage to recycle water. Friday was the Big Write: KS1 wrote about how, if they were superheroes, they could save the planet; and KS2 wrote letters to the Prime Minister to debate why we need to make changes before we harm our environment and planet beyond repair. Check out some of our work below:
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...