Aims and Objectives
Through Geography, we aim to inspire in our children an interest and curiosity about the world and its people. Our children will develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and our locality of Galley Common. They will develop their understanding and use of basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to both human and physical geography. They will begin to use geographical and fieldwork skills to enhance their locational awareness.
Within Foundation Stage we aim to ensure that all children:
- develop their knowledge of similarities and differences in relation to places
- develop their ability to talk about features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another
(Early Learning Goal 14 - The World)
The Key Stage 1 National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all children:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their defining physical and human characteristics.
- develop geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through
experiences of fieldwork
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps,
atlases, globes and aerial photographs
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including
through maps, numerical skills and writing.
Teaching and Learning Styles
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our Geography focused sessions. We encourage children to ask as well as answer geographical questions. Children take part in role-play, discussions and problem solving activities and they present findings to the rest of the class.
We offer them the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as maps, graphs, pictures, and aerial photographs, and we enable them to use IT including the internet in Geography focused sessions, where this serves to enhance their learning.
We aim to provide engaging experiences linked to the different countries that are being studied, for example, through dance, music and food.
We aim to include as many opportunities as we can to involve children in practical geographical research and enquiry using our local environment.
We aim to ensure that learning opportunities are suitable for all children to access, this may include setting open-ended tasks, grouping children in different ways, providing a variety of resources and using adult support.