Geography at Pocklington Church of England VC Infant School will inspire our pupils to develop a curiosity about the world and our interactions and impact upon it. Our curriculum aims to instill a love of learning about different places and environments. The teaching of this subject will equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to develop a deeper understanding of our world’s physical and human processes. We challenge children to  link these interconnected processes by exposing children to a range of learning opportunities in the classroom and the wider environment. Through high-quality teaching and a rich range of learning experiences, we seek to instill a sense of awareness and stewardship for the planet, promoting sustainable environmental practices.

Our Geography scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of phase attainment targets in the EYFS Framework and the National curriculum.

The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world.”- Barack Obama

Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future.”- Michael Palin

At Pocklington Church of Engand VC Infant School, in the Early Years Foundation Stage Geography is taught through the lens of ‘ Understanding the World’. This is through adult-led activities as well as enhancements in provision. The children are encouraged to talk about the world around them and are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community.

Based upon the National Curriculum for key stage one and the individual needs of our children our long and medium term plans set out the content, key knowledge, vocabulary and skills to be taught from EYFS to year 2, to allow pupils to progress each year. 

We alternate our Geography and History topics, ensuring that our children will receive a well-rounded teaching of the humanities subjects throughout the year. Key skills are revisited regularly with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model, allowing pupils to revise and build on their previous learning, developing depth of understanding and progression of skills. Alongside developing knowledge of their own locality and a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, we encourage the development of observational skills. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. 

Children are given access to a range of primary and secondary resources to develop learning through atlases, digital technology, books, newspaper articles, photographs, videos and maps. 

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