At Ormsgill, we believe that from the moment we are born, it is our instinct to explore our world around us. We encourage our children to use their natural curiosity and inspire them with a fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Through a global understanding of the world, children will develop respect for the world we live in and for the scope of cultures that make up our diverse planet.
Teaching will provide a range of investigative opportunities and problem-solving skills for pupils to engage in their local area and develop their knowledge about fascinating aspects of the world. We aim to deliver lessons through a fun, practical and exciting curriculum. At Ormsgill, we provide opportunities for children to visit places which they may not experience out side of school. This is through the use of 3 minibuses.
We follow the National Curriculum which has the following aims for pupils:
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand 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.
Key stage 2
Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
For further information on topics covered at each Year group please see our topic overviews.