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Geography
Excellence - Respect - Enjoyment

Aims

At Southwood Infant School we strive to enable high quality Geography Education which will inspire in the pupils a fascination about the world and all the people that live within it.

During their learning within EYFS and Key Stage 1 the children will gain an understanding of the world and gradually deepen their awareness of how the physical and the human elements of the world interact.

Through the teaching of geography we aim to give children an interest in and an enthusiasm for their own surroundings and the world beyond, an understanding of the differences between places, a sense of responsibility towards their environment and a range of skills to carry out geographical
enquiry.

Mrs Newman, Geography Leader

Teaching and Learning

Structure

Within the EYFS  Geography it is taught through understanding their place in the world throughout a variety of topics within the year.

Children use a range of resources including maps, computers, pictures, music and artefacts. In KS1 they learn about the weather, the geography of the school and local area, comparison with countries further afield and continents and oceans of the world. Geography is focused on at three points within the year in KS1. Each focus time there is a key factor; which may be the children’s local area, a Non European locality, a study of the physical features of the land around them or a contrast between hot and cold climates. Within all these studies it will always be related back to features and information that the children can relate to from their own local area. This is vital as it then has meaning for the children. It uses previous knowledge, so building on what the children know and are familiar with, thereby enabling progression from EYFS to Y2.

 

Through geography, children are also able to show a commitment to justice and recognise their roles as global citizens  and promoting positive attitudes towards the diverse communities and peoples of the world.