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In Geography at Alumwell Infant School, we strive to provide our children with the opportunities to become global citizens, deepening their interest and wonder in exploring the world and their own place in it. Our curriculum aims to encourage pupils to develop their curiosity and fascination about the world, its people and environments. Through our curriculum our children will develop a sense of their world at the local, national and global scales understanding the interconnections between how people and the environment interact. Starting with their local community, children will learn about their environment and the people who live there, developing an awareness of the UK and the wider world and an understanding of key physical and human processes. Geography is an investigative subject and pupils should begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation to develop their understanding, knowledge and skills. Fieldwork is an essential part of this. Pupils learn to think critically, think spatially, use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems to analyse and present information. They will have an adept understanding of their responsibilities within their own society whilst also having a coherent insight into sustainability of a dynamically changing world.

The EYFS guidance and the National Curriculum statements indicate the knowledge, skills and understanding, places and themes to be taught within the Key Stage and this informs the teaching and learning in school.                


Our aims

  • To stimulate interest and a sense of wonder in the world around us
  • To study people and places and to understand how they relate to each other
  • To develop an understanding of their own locality and the United Kingdom
  • To help children develop an awareness of the environment and their responsibility to care for it
  • To begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness
  • To understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography
  • To begin to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs 
  • To communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and plans                                                                


Geography enrichment through educational visits 

What our children think, know and remember.