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Geography

Whilst keeping safe at home, there are many fun and creative ideas that you can do within your garden and home to practise your Geography skills, such as;

  • Create a map of your house or garden (try to draw it from a bird's eye view) and remember to include a key. Maybe you could use the map to hide 'treasure' and let someone else in your family find it
  • Go 'Around the World in 80 days'. Decide each day which country you will 'visit'. How will you get there? How long will it take you? What will you pack? Use Google Earth and Street view to amble along the streets and visit the tourist areas! Don't forget to learn some phrases in that language to help you. Maybe write postcard while you are there!
  • Design your own island. What would you have on it? What would your wildlife and vegetation be? What food would you eat?
  • Look at your fruit bowl. Research where the fruits have come from, how far they have travelled and the cost of the air miles.
  • Create 3d models of geographical features such as volcanoes, mountains or significant places such as Stone Henge. You could use old cereal boxes, papier mache or even biscuits or cake!
  • Learn the different types of clouds that are in the sky.
  • Create a capital city quiz
  • See how many different flags that you can learn. If you were to create your own country, what would your flag be?

Below are some links to give you other ideas. If you get creative, then take photos and please email your teachers so will can put these creations on the website to inspire others!

History

There are many ways that you can be creative with history at home, including;

  • Create your own Roman shield and make roman coins
  • Create a visual timeline of Great Britain
  • Design a holiday brochure for Ancient Egypt or Ancient Rome-think about what activities would be available when visiting and what food would be eaten
  • Draw up a menu for a Roman banquet- what food would have been served and how would you entertain your guests?
  • Research rationing during the war and create a meal planner with the ingredients you would have had. 
  • Use the Internet to research Victorian recipes and if you have the ingredients, have a go at making them!

 

Below are some links and attachments with ideas. 

From WW2 bunker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_c3rBoU7E4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg

https://www.historyforkids.net/

Here at Broughton Junior School we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.

In 2014 a new National Curriculum was introduced by the Government, here at Broughton we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

 

How it Works?

 

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:

 

http://www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/Learning-Philosophy.aspx

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