Teaching and learning:
At Martin Frobisher Infant School, we use the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as a basis for our planning within the subject, although we see this as only one element in the education of our children. Whenever possible, we teach through a themed, experienced based approach to enable children to embed learning and make connections, leading to a greater depth of understanding within the subject. Our teaching and learning opportunities allow all children to consolidate, build upon and apply basic skills.
Aims in teaching Geography:
- To stimulate interest in and encourage an appreciation of the world around us.
- To develop children’s understanding, knowledge and skills relating to children’s own environment and people who live there.
- To introduce children to the skill of geographical enquiry and to develop the skills needed to undertake geographical investigation.
- To investigate and learn about the features of their own environment and how their locality is similar to and different to another environment.
- To raise standards in communication, reading, writing and mathematics so that every child makes best progress.
- To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.
- To ensure equal opportunity - all children are provided with equal access to the English curriculum. We aim to provide suitable learning opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity or home background.
If you have any questions about the teaching of geography at Martin Frobisher Infant School, please speak to your child's teacher or Miss Marshall, geography leader.