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 the world and its people, be it their locality, the United Kingdom or the world as a whole. We strive to use practical activities and investigations to instil a love of our world and a passion to explore and discover more about our wonderful planet. Children will learn vocab relating to human and physical geography and will develop their geographical skills base through exciting topics and first hand observations. Where possible Geography will be incorporated in cross curricular topics to deepen children’s knowledge of topics and the impact on the world. It’s our planet and we want all our children to know all about it and how to protect it.
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 enjoyed an enrichment trip to our local town of Southport. The children were taught about the coastal features of our town and the importance of tourism to our residences. They were lucky enough to visit the beach and make links to History with our town’s Victorian heritage. Children visited a number of special 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! We firmly believe that it is not just about what happens in the classroom, it is about the added value we offer to really inspire our young children.
The Geography curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities for each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
Within each year group, geography strands are revisited in a progressive manner. For example, when encouraging an understanding of places and connection, Year 1 focus on observing human and physical features within a local area. This understanding of our place in the world develops through the year groups through comparisons within the UK and wider world.
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!