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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' EXPANDED OPENING ' - For our school in OUR context it will take place on Wednesday 10th June with staggered times and entry points. A letter has gone out on Fridat 22nd May - It follows on from the letter on Tuesday 15th May. All places have now been offered and our school remains at capacity, for now. The situation may change due to a whole variety of reasons so watch this space. The staff would love to have all the children back in school, but it is simply not possible to do this safely under the present restrictions - The safest place for your child remains YOUR HOME !There are still places at Holiday Club - Ring Dani on 07947653796. | School remains Open for the Children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Pupils . We are open for limited groups who have NO OTHER OPTION ( Key workers and Vulnerable pupils) . Please note that our ‘ Let’s Play ‘ partners have had to suspend the Breakfast and After school clubs until further notice due to dwindling numbers and demand for places. Our Keyworker Group is now at capacity and we cannot add anyone else to this list for now...Following the PM's messages we will issue a full statement of our response later today with an indication of how we plan to admit more children from vulnerable groups Reception and Y6 initially - we will not admit any more children unless we are confident that pupils and staff remain safe. 
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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.