Geography at St Gilbert's aims to inspire pupils through a variety of experiences so they can learn and acquire knowledge, skills and understanding through the diverse world and culture in which they live. The children at St. Gilbert's will become true Geographers when they can use geographical vocabulary to explain their world; enquire about the world in which they live; understand and learn how to take care of their environment and appreciate the wonderful world and people God has made. Children will be encouraged to take part in outdoor learning and field study activities to learn about their society and how to work in groups.
St Gilberts are now part of the Geographical Association. They are an organisation that connect teachers and inspire the learning of Geography.
Below are some useful websites to use and become familiar with the world around you. Have fun !
Year 3 have been exploring where different Volcanoes can be found all over the world. We used atlas’ to get a closer look at different continents too!
Today we labeled the features of our completed model of a Volcano! We have drawn a cross sections to explain what is going on inside a volcano and used paper mache to build the outside. Painting them was fun too
Year 2 have been looking at local landmarks and tried to design their own floor plans and put together a Trafford Centre floor plan too.
The Reception children were trying to understand the world and worked on activities related to a book they had read called The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They were very engrossed with their learning especially when they found a bottle with a note inside.
Nursery children have been learning about hot and cold countries and talked about what they might take with them on holiday.
Geography in Spring 2
GARDENING AT ST GILBERT'S
St Gilbert's children are privileged to have a polytunnel to grow their own foods. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) says that there are great benefits to gardening and they are the 3 Rs :
- Ready to learn
Here are some plants that were planted last year .
Can you name the plant?
St Gilberts are in involved in WOW - for another year round walk to school challenge !!!
Every class records and tracks how each pupil comes to school and at the end of each half term the pupil can earn a badge if they have walked, cycled, scootered or parked and stride to school.
We went on a nature walk to Winton Park today. We collected our own natural treasures in egg boxes and completed some bark rubbings too!
Year 3 have been involved in taster sessions in Forest School - Winton. This is learning outside the classroom.
Year 2 Continents Song
YEAR 3's WORK ON EARTHQUAKES:
During Spring 2, Year 3 have been working really hard on learning all about Earthquakes! They are especially proud of our newspaper articles about the earthquake in Haiti 🇭🇹
Ask your child what they would of an earthquake happened?
Year 3 looked at the effects the earthquakes have had on both the land and people. We have explored ‘Shelter Box’ and how they help people across the world. Finally, we were set a challenge of creating a building that could withstand an earthquake. The team that had the tallest ‘earthquake safe’ building were the winners. These geography models aim to look at how sturdy different buildings are during earthquakes. The Jelly represents the soft, shaking ground and the buildings are made from toothpicks and mini marshmallows. A little shaking of the tray enabled us to see how strong our homes are.
YEAR 3's PROJECT WORK ON THE UK.
Fabulous effort this term learning about the United Kingdom. The children have been exploring their home with their atlas’s too!
Do you know what the difference is between the British Isles and the UK?
COP26 is the all important climate change conference taking place in Glasgow from 6th Nov to 12th Nov. The world leaders who are meeting to discuss environmental issues have a very difficult job to try and restore the earth.
So lets pray for them.