At Trumps Green Infant School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that can then be applied to other subjects providing cross curricular links that embed knowledge. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, with opportunities to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
- Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve a depth of knowledge throughout their learning. We have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.
- At Trumps Green Infant School we provide a variety of opportunities for geography learning inside and outside the classroom. Each year group attends Forest School where they can learn specifically about the physical features of woodland within their local community.
- We believe in and implement promotion of Geographical language as this is essential to successfully gaining a deeper understanding of geographical concepts including simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
- We use world maps, atlases and globes to investigate and identify the United Kingdom and its counties, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
Pupils will be curious and engaged with learning about the world and its people.
Pupils will develop a curiosity and fascination about the world, its people and its human and physical features that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.