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26/04/21

Year 4 have been studying the work of Louise Bourgeois. They used her art as inspiration for their own creations - bugs with an innovative twist! https://t.co/6StZn6q4tK

26/04/21

A huge thank you to and their for providing us with flowers, bulbs and soil to brighten up the school grounds. The children prepared the beds, planted them and we are now waiting for everything to grow! https://t.co/GfUAak7Cwu

18/04/21

Tomorrow is the first day of the Summer Term at HPAHP. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children and families back. Same staggered start and finish times as last term - see you tomorrow! https://t.co/gWyiEEkvBu

06/04/21

Update - Breakfast club allocations have been sent out via email this morning. After school club allocation letters to follow this afternoon.

01/04/21

We have reached the end of the spring term. We hope all our families have a restful and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you all on MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2021! https://t.co/eu77Ftli3s

01/04/21

This week our Reception and Year 1 children made Spring cakes to celebrate the end of term. A huge thank you to our local store who provided us with the ingredients as part of their scheme. 🧁 https://t.co/oyoRqdzMcI

01/04/21

Today is the last day of term at HPAHP. Please note the collection times this afternoon! https://t.co/CvyPgdxXan

01/04/21

This morning we have had a special visitor at HPAHP. The spring bunny has joined Mr Hyneman to hand out star of the week awards! 🐰🌟 https://t.co/uU7K7flLjt

31/03/21

Tomorrow is our last day of term. Please note the collection times ⬇️ There is no after school club provision tomorrow. All children need to be collected at the times stated below. https://t.co/jwozBErGsi

30/03/21

Retweetd From Whitgift School

The Audiobook brought together nearly a hundred readers from across the community, and the local area, to perform Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic collection, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Read more about it here: https://t.co/N9A8yMpR1T https://t.co/lIh0RNuZwe

30/03/21

Good morning! We’ve set up a temporary email address, if you need to contact us. harrisprimaryhalingpark.com We will come back to you as quickly as we can but are still experiencing significant IT issues! https://t.co/mSOnPobyvV

29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

24/03/21

A very exciting delivery has arrived for our Reception classes this week. We will be watching closely as the frog spawn develops in the next few weeks! https://t.co/1XF4DHX0D4

24/03/21

Huge thank you to and our local for donating ingredients for some Spring themed baking. We will share the creations from Year 1 next week! https://t.co/elMcpyYAsA

08/03/21

On their first day back Morpurgo class completed some excellent arithmetic today. They presented their work beautifully and calculated accurately. Miss Appadoo is so proud! https://t.co/Yj1WSbXDOp

08/03/21

It was a busy first day back at HPAHP today, with some of our pupils settling in to reading some great books in our brand new Reading Hub! https://t.co/reipnUCaLb

05/03/21

It has been a busy week at HPAHP. Lots has been going on and we are very excited about welcoming all our families back on Monday morning! https://t.co/Bp4CeqLpcb

05/03/21

Retweetd From Ellie Bound GBarmy

We had to dress as adjectives for Alec is “sparkly” https://t.co/GtbuoNQpzC

05/03/21

Lottie was super creative yesterday by making her own Supertato! Great work Lottie! https://t.co/uZSGoV9sV4

04/03/21

We have really enjoyed World Book Day here at Haling Park today! Our theme was "adjectives" and everyone looked amazing! https://t.co/YEgtCfdOMe

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Geography

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy

At Harris Primary Haling Park, we want our children to be inquisitive and to question the information they are presented with to further their geographical understanding.   We want children to understand: where they are located within the world as well as within the British Isles, to be able to use a range of tools to understand their location and the landscapes of contrasting environments, to appreciate, describe and have a desire to conserve the differing environments of the world.

Geography is an exciting, enquiry led subject that helps us better understand the people, places and environments in the world. The programme of study for Geography states “a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives”.

It is a subject that seeks answers to fundamental questions such as:

  • Where is this place?
  • What is it like? (and why?)
  • How and why is it changing?
  • How does this place compare with other places?
  • How and why are places connected?

Geography draws on its vast range of vocabulary to identify and name places, the features within them and the human and physical processes at work there. Such core knowledge provides the building blocks of deeper explanation and understanding; providing entry points to geographical conversations about the world. We describe this as ‘thinking geographically’ and explicitly teach this to our pupils through our use of knowledge organisers.

Implementation:
What does geography look like at HPAHP? Overview:
To ensure this happens, we deliver a geography curriculum that focuses on developing a sense of place that is underpinned by core knowledge of facts, locations and vocabulary.  Our curriculum is designed to allow children to build on their geographical knowledge and skills as they progress through the school.  Teacher have a clear understanding of the progress of knowledge making reference to past learning and making links with previous knowledge. Our children will access their immediate environment and to gather first-hand experience to enhance their learning and develop a deeper understanding of their local area and to be able to make accurate comparisons with contrasting locations.

At HPAHP we have a wonderfully diverse community and we use this to learn about different places around the world. We encourage all children and families to come in and share information about their culture. This can be as simple as teaching us how to answer the register with a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’, or it could involve reading a story in their home language. As such, our children leave EYFS with a strong sense that their immediate experience is not the same as everyone else’s, and that there are many countries to visit!

Our curriculum is based around talk and this leads to lots of discussion about the natural world and all its wonders. At HPAHP children learn to discuss the features of their immediate environment and talk about why processes and changes happen.  We investigate natural materials such as leaves, water and twigs and talk about how they might have got to our classroom.

During KS1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They develop an understanding of basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

During KS2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This includes the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Pupils develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

We have specific whole school learning opportunities, such as environmental art week, which support our children to discuss the impact that humans can have on the natural world. The teaching and activities allow the children to develop an understanding of the impact of human actions on the local and wider world community.

Curriculum

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

NC

GSF / LK / HPG

HPG

HPG

HPG

LK

HPAHP

Our Local Area

Investigating our School

UK Weather

Extreme Planet

Going Global

Year 2

NC

LK / GSF

PK

HPG

PK / LK / HPG / GSF

HPAHP

World View

Contrasting Landscapes

Settlements

Close Up on Kenya

Year 3

NC

LK / GSF

LK / PK

LK / HPG / GSF

HPG

GSF

HPAHP

Map Detectives

Comparing UK Regions

Life in London

Resources and Us

Our Local Environment

Year 4

NC

GSF / HPG

GSF / HPG / PK

HPG / GSF / PK

HPAHP

Shake, rattle and Roll (Earthquakes + Volcanoes) Natural Disasters

Life in Italy

Water on the Land

 

Year 5

NC

GSF / LK

HPG / GSF

HPG / LK / PK / GSF

HPG / PK / LK

GSF / HPG

HPAHP

Latitude and Longitude

Global Biomes

Exploring Brazil

Sustainable Living

Our local ecosystem

Year 6

NC

LK / HPG / GSF

HPG / GSF / PK

LK / PK / HPG

HPG / GSF

HPAHP

Field Study (Based on Residential)

Settling Down

People on the Move

Our school’s microclimate

Transition

Key: LK- locational knowledge, PK- place knowledge. HPG- human and physical geography, GSF- geographical skills and fieldwork

Across all stages of teaching and learning we endeavour to create strong and appropriate links with other subjects to enhance the curriculum and learning experience, predominantly but not exclusively with literacy, music, PSHE, art and design and history. 

Impact:


Evidence and Assessment


At HPAHP children have the opportunity to record their learning in a variety of ways, which is recorded within their Geography books. Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome, year group and the skills and knowledge being developed.  This can be in the form of: shared learning folder (KS1), extended writing, photographs of practical activities, use of world maps and local maps to identify features and areas, speech bubble comments on relating the learning. 

Core knowledge of each unit is supported by a knowledge organiser which details the key learning points, vocabulary and key questions. It is our expectation that the knowledge on our organiser is known by all.  

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.  

This includes: 

  • assessment for learning 
  • challenge tasks 
  • enquiry tasks   
  • standards of learning in books 
  • end of unit questions and quizzing 
  • pupil voice 

Recording of learning in teacher books is used to monitor progress and impact.  Throughout the course of the lesson the class teacher (and support staff where present) will move around the class, offering support/challenge where needed so that each child is receiving direct feedback during the lesson, with notes recorded to monitor understanding and progress.

There will also be a quiz at the end of every unit to assess the knowledge learnt, these tests will be revisited throughout the year to ensure that learning 'sticks'.