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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
Dress Code Reminder for all pupils - Although School have allowed you to wear your own clothes , you are not allowed to wear nail varnish , earrings nor adopt hairstyles or hair colouring that does not conform to our dress code. | Whole School Returning Week Beginning 20th July Information about the whole school return to school during the last week of term will be put on Seesaw on Wednesday 15th July. Parents will be told on which day their child will return and will be given further information about the day. Please make sure that you check Seesaw on this day.We can't wait to see you! | Annual School Reports will be sent out electronically over the next few weeks . We regret to say that we cannot provide paper copies at this time because of COVID19 restrictions and regret that the reports have been written based on information up to the closure of school on 20th March . On Friday 17th July 2020 pupils ( and their parents and carers ) will find out who their teachers are and what class they will be in for September 2020. | School Will be CLOSED for the Summer Holidays BUT our partners at Let’s Play Will OPEN for KWVP plus anyone who needs a place in Bubbles of up to 15 children. - Phone Dani ( 07947653796 ) for further details .
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Geography

Geography at Davyhulme Primary School provides children with the opportunity to explore and discover the world around them from their very own classroom. We feel that Geography helps children to understand the world, its environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect the world. We encourage and create holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the connections between concepts such as community, cultural diversity and sustainability. The National Curriculum underpins our learning and teaching of Geography.

In Key Stage 1, children explore the United Kingdom and their own local area. They’ll learn how to use maps, atlases and globes as well as learn simple compass directions. We build on children’s understanding of seasonal and daily weather patterns within the United Kingdom. We develop this further by looking at the hot and cold areas on the world map in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.

In Key Stage 2, children extend their knowledge of their local area and will study Europe as well as North America and Scandinavia. Children will explore similarities and differences within human geography such as types of settlement and land use. Children will also be studying physical geography elements such as climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will develop their range of learning methods from KS1, such as their use of maps, atlases, globes and ICT and will enhance their compass knowledge by using the 8 points of the compass. They will start to use four and six-figure grid references and ordinance survey maps. We use first-hand learning experiences through our Year 5 school trip to Grasmere. Children collect, analyse and explore the area enhancing their fieldwork skills.

At Davyhulme Primary School, we want to ensure that children develop their curiosity and a love for the world, through their learning of Geography. We want children to understand how Geography has shaped their lives and the world today. We encourage children to use the language of, ‘ I am a geographer’ to promote the importance of this subject in its own right and also the skills that the pupils are using as geographers.