At Clowne Infant and Nursery School, Geography is an integral part of our Curriculum.
Through the teaching of Geography we believe children will learn to become more observant of their immediate environment and also curious about the wider world. We hope they will learn to value the resources of the world and care about the impact they have in it, thinking about global issues such as climate change, plastic waste and recycling for future generations.
In Year 1 one of our topics is called "How Incredible is India?". We learn how to find India on maps, globes and Google Earth and find out exciting facts about this fascinating country. We study similarities and differences between New Delhi and London and record and use data related to weather patterns to compare.
This topic has links with RE (Muslim faith), IT (Google Earth), PE (Bhangra dancing) Science (simple observations) Art (Rangoli and Mehndi patterns)
One of the topics in Year 2 is called "Where is China and what is it like there?"
In this topic children children learn to use atlases and globes and use Google Earth. They look at various cities in China and compare Beijing to London, creating a travel brochure and looking at population and pollution. They compare physical and human features and write fact files about similarities and differences.