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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

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Understanding the World - Early Years Reception

Geography – Key Stage 1


What we aim to achieve through our curriculum?  The schemes we follow and why?  

* We aim to develop all Learners curiosity and a fascination about the world and its people.

* Children who can engage in a process of enquiry based learning, giving them transferable skills such as observation, measurement, reading and presentation that they can take forward into Key Stage 2.

* We follow National curriculum aims and objectives, BFI curriculum map   Children’s interest and high engagement.

* Practical activities are relevant to children’s interests.

* Development of geographical skills- development of geographical vocabulary

How our Geography Curriculum is delivered...

* Topic themed and cross curricular  

* Mantle of the expert

* Blocks of topic work across a term.

What difference is our Geography Curriculum making?  What assessments we use? How we track progress...

Progress is tracked using Target Tracker, book looks and pupil voice

Ways We Celebrate Geography...

* Links to Eco School activities

* Assemblies

*  ‘Learn a Language’ taster sessions

* Trip to Hyde Hall.

How our Geography Curriculum meets the needs of all Learners...

* Practical activities to interest and motivate. 

* Clear expectations for what children will record ie. Number of sentences, photos, scribing.

* Pre-teaching of vocabulary.

* Extended questioning, research challenges.