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Grange Infant School

Geography

Geography

 

 

Intent

At Grange Infant School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We strongly believe that the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning opportunities will enable all children to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that also enhances the core areas of Literacy, Maths and Science. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Grange and also to their further education and beyond. 

 

Implementation

Geography at Grange Infants is carefully considered so children can achieve depth in their learning. Geography is taught through topics, to make the learning relevant and to enable the development of key skills. Topics range from local area, animal habitats, and continents. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area – Rowner, Gosport and Portsmouth – so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. At Grange, we believe that all children can be Geographers and aim to instil the love of Geography right from the very start of school. In Reception, learning opportunities are carefully integrated into the EYFS curriculum but are also drawn upon using first hand experiences. Where possible, cross curricular outcomes in Geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between Geography and RE lessons identified, planned for and utilized. Teachers are encouraged to consider opportunities available to use the school grounds and the local area for fieldwork to enable children to base learning on first hand experiences to enhance teaching and learning in Geography.  

 

Impact

Children at Grange infants will be able to articulate what being a Geographer means. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills as specified in the National Curriculum but will also be inspired by and enjoy learning about the world around them. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future. 

 

Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:  

>An ability to say what geography is (the toolkit to be a geographer) 

>An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;  

>A good grounding in geographical knowledge and vocabulary;  

>Opportunities for question based geographical enquiry. 

>The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings appropriate to KS1 

>Good fieldwork skills developed within the school grounds and local area. 

>A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.  

>The ability to reach conclusions and explain their finding appropriate to EYFS and Ks1  

>A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.