What it's like to be a geographer at Excalibur
Year 2 - March 2023 - Fieldwork
We investigated two different habitats - streams and ponds. We investigated the differences in the creatures that lived there. Then we discussed why this may be.
Year 5 - March 2023
As part of Year 5’s geography learning about the Alps, we went on a field trip around Alsager to identify the leisure facilities and transport there is in our local area. We used maps and asked the general public about their opinions through a questionnaire. This enabled us to compare our local area to the Alps.
Year 1 - January 2023
Geography Field Work- February 2023
Year 3 created an aerial view map of the school by walking around the school grounds and by using Google Maps to add the finishing touches. When they had finished, they also wrote some instructions for someone else to follow using their maps and the 4 points on the compass.
Geography Field Trip to Westport Lake - November 2021
Year 6 visited Longport to carry out a series of geography field studies. They did a nature survey around Westport Lake, where they noted down all the different species they could find. In Longport itself, they did a traffic survey, noting down the amount and types of vehicles that used three different roads. They also completed a building usage survey involving the identification of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Year 1 Exploring the school grounds - October 2021
In October, the Year 1 children explored the school environment. They had a walk around the school grounds and thought about the things they liked and disliked. On a later visit, they used their senses to record what they could see, hear, feel and smell in different areas of the grounds. It encouraged the children to look more carefully as they recorded a response in a special table.
Y6 Fieldwork Skills - October 2020
In October, Year 6 practised their fieldwork skills in geography through carrying out a traffic survey in the town centre and a nature survey in the fields near to school. During the day, they honed their observational skills to take note of the physical and human geography of the local area. Once back at school, they considered their results and wrote conclusions on their findings.
Drawing Maps to tell a story in Reception - January 2020
As part of thir learning around The Gruffalo's Child the children made maps to tell the story.
Drawing Maps of our Welly Walk in Reception - December 2019
After our welly walk, Mrs Bailey asked us to draw a map of the route that we took so she could take her dog. We talked about the different things that we saw on the way and things that we would need to include on our map like the school, where we crossed the road and the gate at the entrance to Merelake Way.