At Girnhill Infant School our Geography curriculum is a base grounded in the Early Years framework and the National Curriculum. Our Geography curriculum inspires a curiosity and fascination within our children about the world around them. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to be able to discuss diverse places, people, natural and human environments.

Children are able to use their geographical fieldwork skills to collect, analyse and communicate a range of data therefore deepening their understanding of geographical processes. They are also able to use sources of geographical information such as: maps, diagrams, globes, atlases and aerial photographs and interpret these. Children are taught and encouraged to use subject specific language and geographical terminology when discussing their learning.

At Girnhill Infant School we aim for all our children to:

  • Children will be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that a geographer would use
  • Children will use subject specific vocabulary to talk like a geographer
  • Children will use subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a geographer would use
  • Children will research, interpret and present like a geographer
  • Children will learn, work and talk like a geographer

At Girnhill Infant School –

  • We plan using the National Curriculum and Early Years framework
  • We enhance the curriculum using progression grids
  • Subject progression grids are used to develop long term planning
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons

Our Geography curriculum progression grid outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that pupils are expected to learn during their time in school. We approach all of our learning with Rosenshine’s Principles to support our pupils to know more and remember more of their curriculum, and ensure that learning is secure before they move on to new information or skills.