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"Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future." 

Michael Palin

Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Geography is everywhere and all children have access to it.  In Bishop’s Waltham Infant School we aim to inspire our pupils’ fascination about the world around us and the people living in it. Pupils are equipped with knowledge about different places, resources and natural or human environments. They then apply this knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of the physical and human processes of the Earth. Our curriculum is tailored around the knowledge, understanding and skills required to be a successful geographer.

"I am a citizen not of Athens or Greece, but of the World." 

Socrates (470 BC–399 BC)

Long Study

Throughout the school year we complete a long study of a tree and its immediate surrounding area.  Through this we aim to help our children to deepen knowledge and understanding of seasonal variations and to develop fieldwork skills such as collecting, analysing and evaluating data. 

 

Click on the Science link below to find out more about our long study.

 

 

Exploring our school environment

Exploring our school environment 1
Exploring our school environment 2
Exploring our school environment 3

Maps and plans

Maps and plans 1
Maps and plans 2
Maps and plans 3

Learning about a contrasting location

Learning about a contrasting location 1
Learning about a contrasting location 2
Learning about a contrasting location 3
Learning about a contrasting location 4
Learning about a contrasting location 5

Learning about the wider world

Learning about the wider world 1
Learning about the wider world 2
Learning about the wider world 3
Learning about the wider world 4
Learning about the wider world 5

Curriculum map for geography - Year 1 and Year 2

 

 

Aut 1

Aut

2

Spr

1

Spr

2

Sum

1

Sum

2

Year 1

Maps and plans

 

World Geography

(Africa, India, China)

 

Local Environment

Contrasting location - Seaside

Year 2

Maps of London

 

Contrasting location - Islands

 

Local area study – Bishop’s Waltham good and bad

 


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