At Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School, we aim to provide children with an amazing experience discovering the world, the way it works and how we live. A range of topics and locations are taught through the Geography curriculum beginning with discovering the world around us in the EYFS, to exploring the local area in Year 1, to identifying capital cites of the United Kingdom and key landmarks in Year 2.
Lessons are designed to develop key concepts within the context of a variety of different topics. Our goal is to develop children’s knowledge and skills so that they become enthusiastic about learning and develop a better understanding and appreciation of the world around them.
Geography lessons are supported by a range of resources such as globes, atlases, maps, compasses and technology such as the use of Google maps. Field work opportunities are available within each year group, such as studying our school environment within the EYFS curriculum, the local area of Crosby in Year 1 and the city of Liverpool in Year 2. These opportunities help children to appreciate how they are connected to the world around them.
Lessons are sometimes complimented by meaningful homework activities which are designed to develop children’s understanding of Geography.