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 cities 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 cross curricular links. 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.
At Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.
We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Crosby and Liverpool so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data, using maps, globes and aerial photographs in order to name and identify countries, continents and oceans along with communicating information in a variety of ways.