At Ladycross Infant and Nursery School we inspire children’s fascination about the world by exposing them to different places, people and environments. As geographers the children will develop an awareness of global issues and the importance of protecting wildlife. Each geographer will learn about places through field work, books, photographs and different styles of maps.
At Ladycross Infant and Nursery school, we place a great emphasis upon the importance of Geography lessons being enquiry based and promoting independent learning. Geography is an exciting subject within our school and it is incorporated into our enquiry questions learning approach in order to help our pupils become aware of the world that we live in, not only in terms of our location in the world but also what life is like in different countries. Whilst Geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.
Through the teaching of geography within a project-based curriculum, Ladycross Infant and Nursery school intends to:
- Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
- Develop pupils’ key skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps while using directional language.
- Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local and global level.
- Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
Teaching of Geography in the Foundation Stage:
Geography-based activities play an important role in developing pupils’ understanding of the world, helping them to comprehend a world beyond their local community. They look at a range of countries and traditions.
Teaching of Geography in Key Stage 1:
In key stage one, pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They will be taught to understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Children will develop a clear knowledge all aspects of the Geography National Curriculum, they will understand the location of Britain and global places including their physical and human characteristics. They will understand the how the UK in made up of four countries and how these countries are similar but unique. In addition, children will gain competence in key geographical skills such as using and drawing maps.
"In geography we learn about where places are, I like learning about India and how different it is to the UK." - Y2 pupil
"I really enjoyed finding out about London and making a London landmark. I even went to London at the weekend! It was amazing!" - Y2 pupil
"I liked it when we walked around Sandiacre and looked for buildings. We passed Co-op, Springfield Mill and my house. Then we made maps. We got a big piece of paper and drew what we saw when we walked round." - Y1 pupil
Look at some of our amazing Geography work!
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