School Street, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, M26 3BW

0161 724 2266

millwood@bury.gov.uk

Millwood Primary Special School, Bury

Geography

 

At Millwood we inspire confidence and a love of learning geography in a happy, safe, respectful and nurturing environment.  We develop ‘geographical capability’ to the full by access to a fun, engaging, high quality, aspirational, progressive and personalised geography curriculum which builds on the children’s knowledge and skills.  Geography learning is enhanced by a magical journey of sensory and first-hand experiences to ensure we celebrate and cherish our wonderful but fragile world. Geography matters !!

GEOGRAPHY INTENT STATEMENT

At Millwood we inspire confidence and a love of learning geography in a happy, safe, respectful and nurturing environment. We enable all pupils to access a fun, engaging, high quality, aspirational and personalised geography curriculum. The deeply embedded curriculum is progressive and relevant and builds on the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

At Millwood we are passionate that all children develop their ‘geographical capability’ to the full. The children are part of a magical journey from the earliest years of education to the later years through sensory experiences and through first-hand experiences in real life settings. At Millwood we make memorable discoveries, we celebrate and cherish our wonderful but fragile world.  Geography matters!!

Millwood School have been successful in achieving the Primary Geography Quality Mark:- Silver award.

The Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) is a prestigious award that recognises high-quality geography in primary schools. The PGQM is a process of reflection which celebrates achievements, encourages creative and critical thinking and identifies school priorities to help pupils become responsible global citizens. The award applications are reviewed, assessed and moderated by the geography association’s (GA) highly experienced National Moderation Team which includes consultants to the GA and teacher educators, as well as practising teachers; all with extensive expertise in delivering and supporting high quality learning in geography.

“At Millwood school the PGQM framework has helped focus staff and pupils on the richness of the subject, it has raised the profile of geography across the whole school community, allowing us to identify, communicate and celebrate learning inspired by relevant, imaginative, interesting activities and challenges. The process has helped to gain a full understanding of geographical learning at Millwood.  Driven by this award we will continue to raise standards with regard to the PGQM robust framework which will continue to enable us to evaluate, analyse and reflect on the quality of learning, teaching, leadership and curriculum development across the school’s geographical provision”.

The new 2020 PGQM framework complements Ofsted’s 2019 Education Inspection Framework”.

Our Geography Two Year Cycle

Our Geography Policy

Our Geography Statement of Intent

Our Geography Wow Moments!

C is a Year 3 pupil who is on pathway 2. He showed an interest in the north and south pole and found them on the globe.
C is a Year 3 pupil who is on pathway 2. He showed an interest in the north and south pole and found them on the globe.
S Year 5 pathway 2 Geography. Playing with small world beach when exploring what we enjoy doing in England during Summertime.
S Year 5 pathway 2 Geography. Playing with small world beach when exploring what we enjoy doing in England during Summertime.
M Year 5 and I Year 4 pathway 2 Geography. Enjoying planting tomato seeds when exploring the features of Spring.
M Year 5 and I Year 4 pathway 2 Geography. Enjoying planting tomato seeds when exploring the features of Spring.