Geography at Martin Frobisher Infant School
We aim to stimulate children’s interest in and encourage an appreciation of the world around us. We develop children’s understanding, knowledge and skills relating to their own environment and people who live there. It will introduce children to the skill of geographical enquiry and develop the skills needed to undertake geographical investigation. Children will investigate and learn about the features of their own environment and how their locality is similar to and different to another. Our curriculum aims to raise standards in communication, reading, writing and mathematics so that every child makes best progress. Geography helps children to value and celebrate diversity in culture and language. Our curriculum will ensure equal opportunity and that 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.
Above all else...we aim to develop an enjoyment and a love of learning in all our children!
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.
Our curriculum aims run through everything we do, as we strive to provide the very best learning experiences for our children.
We use our Key Objective Progression and Development by Year group to support skill and knowledge progression from Nursery through to Year Two. These have been divided into the following aspects …
What do children say about geography at Martin Frobisher Infant School?
"I love learning about the world. I can name all of the continents and oceans" - A year one child.
"I enjoyed learning about our local area. We compared where we live to other countries and it was really interesting" - A year two child.
"I like learning words from a different language each half term. Then we find out some information about that country" - A year one child.
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.