Our intent at Harnham Infant school is to foster the children’s awareness of the world around them and they know where they fit into it. Geography also encourages the children to discover people and places beyond their own experiences. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative challenges both inside and outside the classroom.We aim to give opportunities to ask and answer questions about the natural and human worlds. The National Curriculum Programme of study is further enriched in the following ways: School trips, local walks, forest school, outside learning, visiting speakers and themed days.
The teaching of Geography is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills are taught progressively and carefully, considered repetition enables children to revisit and build on prior learning to master it. The environment inside and outside of the classroom plays a vital role in facilitating and embedding learning when the children are working independently and or/ with an adult. The logical progression of skills is taught systematically and focus on the language and skills taught in each year group. These skills are: Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human & Physical Geography, Geographical Skills & Field work, Environment and Geographical language.
Above all we hope the impact of the Geography curriculum will inspire pupils and provide a fascination about the world we live in that will remain with them for the rest of their lives so that they keen to find ways to look after it.
Geography: Intent, Implementation, Impact
Supporting your child at home with Geography:
Explore your immediate area, naming roads and features of the area (rivers, forests, shops, church, stream, park , allotment etc.).
Teach your child their own address and find your house on a map and google earth.
Explore places that that are different from where you live e.g. countryside, seaside, larger cities and then compare them to Harnham.
Go on seasonal walks and see what you see and find.
5o things to do before you’re 11 ¾ . https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/50-things
Parents/Families please don’t forget to look at your child’s Seesaw account for more information about what they have been learning in Geography this week..