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Our Prospective Parent Tours for Reception children joining in the academic year 2023/2024 are now available to book. Please refer to the section "Our School" and the "Admissions" section.

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Barrow Hedges is delighted to have won the Anchored Schools Platinum Safeguarding Award following their safeguarding audit on 15th November 2021.

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Barrow Hedges is delighted to have won the Anchored Schools Platinum Safeguarding Award following their safeguarding audit on 15th November 2021.

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Ofsted inspection Report has been sent to parents via ParentMail.  This can also be found on our website (Our School > Ofsted and Standards)

Barrow Hedges Primary School

Geography

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Our aim in the teaching and learning of humanities (Geography and History) is to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding of the world around them and significant events that have happened in the past. We want to encourage the children to ask questions and find answers for themselves, developing their curiosity and independence.

In Geography, with the use of a variety of maps, atlases and computer mapping, children are able to locate cities, countries, continents and oceans of the world.  They are also able to look in more detail at their local surroundings when going on trips.  For example, Year 2 visit Oaks Park as part of their 'Street Detectives' unit of work. Children look at the counties and surrounding seas of the UK and are able to use key geographical terminology to explain changes in the human and physical features.  As the children progress through the school, they look deeper into features linked to climate, land use and changes over time. For example, Year 3 look at earthquakes and volcanoes in their 'Tremors' topic.  There are also opportunities to compare different places around the world to places in the local area.  Year 5 are lucky enough to visit France during their 'Fallen Fields' topic.   At the end of their school journey, the children leave Barrow Hedges having gained a depth of knowledge of the world around them.

Some useful websites that can help develop your child’s understanding of geography are:

KS1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv
https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/geography-of-the-uk

KS2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zbkw2hv
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/
https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/geography-of-the-uk

Barrow Hedges has a subscription to https://www.oddizzi.com/. Please ask your child’s teacher for their login.

Miss B Campbell is the Subject Leader for Geography.