The intention of geography at Ardleigh Green Infant School is to provoke questioning and provide answers to questions, about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place in it.
The geography curriculum at AGLF enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
Our FIRST Ethos in Geography
Fit for Life – Children will acquire geographical skills such as mapping, identifying features of different places, observing, recording, measuring, compass use, and thinking critically.
Inspired to Learn – Children learn about their local community and environment as well as inspiring places around the world. Creating a thirst for knowledge and sparking a curiosity about where they live and the world around them.
Ready to Participate – Children participate in fun, engaging lessons with trips and visits to reinforce what they have learnt in class.
Safe and Secure – We encourage an enquiry led curriculum which gives children the confidence and security to ask questions they are curious about. A positive classroom ethos allows the children to feel safe to do so.
Trained for work and play – Children leave KS1 able to use key geographical vocabulary and with a range of knowledge and skills to carry them through to KS2. This has been reinforced through knowing more and remembering in fun and memorable activities and lessons.
The aims of geography in our school are:
- To inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- To promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
- Gain a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable
A geographer at Ardleigh Green develops their knowledge of their local environment, the UK and the wider world. They understand what life is like in different parts of the world. They learn about countries, continents, oceans and seas.
Children develop the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, observation, and questioning.
Our school promotes a passion for Geography through different themes explored and taught. We offer an enriched curriculum with visitors and visits that inspire awe and wonder. At AGI children are Worldy Wise with a whole school approach to learning about the world we live in. We use a variety of resources, artefacts and a range of diverse and stimulating research methods.
Our school shares our significant Geography experiences through Twitter. We use knowledge booklets to ensure that our pupils and parents can discuss and reflect on our current learning and themes together.
Progressive and careful planning ensures that our pupils continue to build on and embed their knowledge and understanding over the course of their Geography learning journey. This ensures they acquire the skills to be a geographer and are engaged and motivated to learn more.