In Key Stage, 1 children at Mersey Park are involved in a range of physical and human geography which equips them with the knowledge and understanding about the world, United Kingdom and their locality. They begin to understand basic vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and also get to experience and enhance geographical skills, including first-hand observations, surveys and analysis of local routes.
In Key Stage 2, pupils extend their knowledge and understanding focussing on the human and physical geographical differences between continents and their countries. They investigate the location and characteristics of the most famous and significant world geographical sites. There is also an emphasis on topo-geographical features (hills, mountains, coasts and river), land-use patterns and a need to understand how some of these aspects have changed over time. Mersey Park children acquire these skills through purposeful topic activities and unique and creative topic books. (Please visit the Mersey Park Geography webpage for more information on the progression of skills).
Key stage 1 geography termly topics include: Sensational Seasons, Buildings, Holidays, Transport and Plants, Animals and Habitats.
Key stage 2 geography termly topics include: Travelling Around the World, Passport to Europe, Passport Around the World, Rivers and In my Liverpool Home.
- Eco Club trip to Birkenhead Park investigating changing seasons and how to look after our local environment.
- Eco club litter picks around the local school area.
- Weekly Forest school trips to Birkenhead Park.
- Royden Park trip investigating the local area.
- Year 6 Port Sunlight River Park Trip.
- New Brighteners Environmental group assembly and workshops.
Click on the images below to see some of the Geography displays we have up around school: