Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’




"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
― David Attenborough



Intent: What are we trying to achieve?

Geography within our school aims to provide our learners with a good knowledge of their local environment, community as well as the wider world. We want our children to develop skills in recognising, describing, explaining, comparing and evaluating human and physical geographical elements with a level of technical vocabulary being accurately used and applied. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions, make links, allowing them to make sense of the world around them. We are working to provide a Geography curriculum, which allows our pupils to consolidate their learning and make connections with prior learning made in other subjects.


Implementation: How will we achieve this?

We follow a skills progression in order to ensure curriculum coverage, this is then compared with our knowledge curriculum overview and finally teachers use this plan their lessons appropriately. In order to develop the children’s key geographical skills and understanding throughout the school we use quality, up-to-date resources are used to support learning including interactive online globes, maps, photographs and atlases. We use visual prompts and have a large focus on vocabulary to enable children to develop a deeper understanding and apply in different contexts. This also helps children to make links and develop their speaking and listening, as well as their writing, across the curriculum. Knowledge organisers are provided both in school and for parents in order to promote key knowledge and specific vocabulary for the unit of work.


Impact: What difference will this make?

  • All children with be able to access planned lessons
  • Children are able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Children have the confidence and technical skill base to apply the knowledge they hold.
  • Children have a sense of pride when sharing their work and knowledge base to a wider audience e.g. parents, the community etc.
  • Children will be able to use newly learnt vocabulary and use it appropriately whether that be with support or independently.

We are geographers in Year 1...

We are geographers in Year 2