Geography Intent Statement
At Alverstoke Infant School, it is our intent that our Geography curriculum inspires our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
The teaching of this subject will equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
Through our school values, we will teach our children:
Belonging – a sense of belonging to their school, the community, and the wider world.
Responsibility – the importance of looking after and taking care of their local/ world environments and the impact they can have to look after it.
Respect – encourage the children to show their respect for their local, national and international environment.
As our pupils progress through our school and increase their Geographical skills, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of landscapes and environments.
It is important that the expectations for children with SEND are as high as they are for all, around what they can achieve. If children have a special educational need where adapted teaching is needed the Geography coordinator will work with teachers to enable them to deliver lessons that are inclusive for all. These adaptations may include having to build in pre learning or over learning of a particular skill, ensuring that children have appropriate resources and space to work.
We are privileged and proud of our local environment with our school’s wonderful location. We want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies and in our wider community in Alverstoke, Gosport. We have a wealth of both geographical and historical features such as the beach, village, parks and a church on our doorstep. As their skills further develop our intent is that all our pupils gain knowledge, understanding and can explain how features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and have changed over time.
Please see below photos of the Geography curriculum in action in the school:
Outdoor Learning Activities Food tasting for the India topic