Christ The King RC Primary School

Geography

In our school we aim to offer a high quality and broadly balanced Geography education in line with the National Curriculum. Through interest and curiosity, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions of the   United Kingdom and the rest of the world.  This contributes to the cultural, social, spiritual and moral life of children as they acquire knowledge of a range of different cultures and      traditions, and learn tolerance and understanding of other people and environments.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes 

Our earth is dynamic and ever-changing! In Year 4, children explore the dynamism of the earth, learning about its structure, whilst looking particularly at the causes and distribution of earth quakes and volcanoes and their effects on landscape and people. They are introduced to the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, the most active region on earth, and consider why people choose to live on the flanks of volcanoes and in earthquake zones when both can be life-threatening. In the Big Finish, the children will make their own erupting volcano!

 

 

"I enjoyed learning about volcanoes and how they erupt. It was really interested to learn about the effects and how 2000 people tragically died."—Alfie.
"I enjoyed learning about volcanoes and how they erupt. It was really interested to learn about the effects and how 2000 people tragically died."—Alfie.
"The volcano in Pompeii was called Mount Vesuvios the Great Protector but after it erupted  it wasn’t called or known as that anymore."—Andre.
"The volcano in Pompeii was called Mount Vesuvios the Great Protector but after it erupted it wasn’t called or known as that anymore."—Andre.

The Alpine Region

In Year 5, the children learn about the Alpine region of Europe, how the Alps were formed and how homes are adapted to the climate. They create a storyboard on mountain formation, design an Alpine home, and produce literature for visitors to the area using geographical vocabulary.  Display boards are used as working walls to build upon and add to as our knowledge, understanding and work produced grows.

 

“I was amazed at just how easy an avalanche can be caused. It was really interesting.”—Susan.
“I was amazed at just how easy an avalanche can be caused. It was really interesting.”—Susan.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zbkw2hv

                            https://world-geography-games.com/            https://online.seterra.com/en

 

 

 

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779

contact@christtheking.manchester.sch.uk