Family and Community - How is my community formed?
Our question for this term of ‘How is my community formed?’ will be explored through the Catholic Social Teaching lens of Family and Community across the curriculum.
In EBL we explore this through being geographers. We will be studying the counties of the United Kingdom with our question at the forefront of our mind. We will develop our geographical skills by using maps and atlases to help us identify counties, countries and topographical features of the UK. As geographers we will explore the human and physical geography of an area within the UK and look at the impact this may have on families and communities within the area. We will learn about the types of settlement, land use, economic activity and distribution of natural resources in the UK. We will compare different areas and explore opportunities and resources within those areas. The children will use all of this knowledge to complete a piece of writing based on the journey of a refugee who has settled in the UK. They will be able to depict why they have settled in the UK and will be able to use geographical vocabulary learned from the topic.
Our topic will have a focus of our surrounding areas focussing on the Black Country and how the Black Country is made up in regards to both human and physical geography.
Children will also be encouraged to share their own ideas or experiences throughout this, allowing them to build curious minds. Throughout this study we will be continually building upon our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our ‘golden nuggets’ of knowledge will be embedded in our long-term memories!
Children will be sent home with a research question every Friday with the intention of bringing in some facts that they have found about that specific area. This will be used as a foundation of the topic area we will be learning about and will help the children to have further understanding about our topic area!