At Farnborough Road Infant School we are all geography explorers! We want all our children to love Geography. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, cartographers, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters.
We want the children to develop a curiosity and fascination about our locality, our world and its people. Exciting lessons developing their geographical skills and the use of fieldwork will enhance their cultural capital and instill a love of our community and a passion to explore, discover and preserve our wonderful planet. It’s our planet and we want all our children to appreciate it and protect it for future generations.
Our Geography curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners.
The FRIS Geography curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable Geography lessons that will develop their cultural capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Recently, our Year 1 children used fieldwork to increase their understanding of the human and physical features of our local town of Southport. The children learnt about the coastal features of our town when they visited the beach and the importance of tourism to our community. Cross curricular links to History and Art were made with reference to our town’s Victorian heritage and architecture. Children visited a number of distinctive landmarks around our town including our statue of Queen Victoria and arguably Southport’s most famous landmark, the Pier. What a great time they had!
The Geography curriculum has carefully planned learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge.
Children will develop an excellent locational knowledge using fieldwork to enhance their understanding of the physical and human features of our distinctive locality using a expanding geographical vocabulary as they progress through our school.
In Year 2 comparative studies of St Lucia and Chennai are expand our children's knowledge and understanding of the geographical similarities and differences of a contrasting area. Unfortunately, the fieldwork budget has not stretched to any field work ......... yet !
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in Geography, develop a love of our world, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for their future career paths.
At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are all Geography Explorers!