At Bishopthorpe Infant School, we aim for a high quality Geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
In EYFS children are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by exploring changes in weather and our local area. In KS1 we build upon this developing field work skills and extending our learning to the wider world. Children will discover the 7 continents and 5 Oceans. Year one focus on the make up of the UK while year two research the hot and cold areas of the world in more detail. They will then look at the features of human and physical geography while exploring contrasting locations.