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'Every child has the right to an education. Infant education must be free. Discipline in schools must respect children's dignity' Article 28.
'Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full' Article 29
Geography Curriculum at Freegrounds Infant School
CURRICULUM AREA : Geography
Our vision for Freegrounds Infant School is to provide opportunities for pupils explore and explain the world that we live in. Geography is taught as part of our exciting, project led curriculum. We use real places and real experiences as far as practically possible to make geography come alive for our children.
The National Curriculum focuses on locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
At Freegrounds, geography is taught through enquiry based learning, which includes open-ended activities where the children are discovering things for themselves and more structured activities lead by the teachers. Our approach to geography enables children to develop an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment. The children can make connections and their learning is contextualised. Opportunities for fieldwork are provided through the exploration of our extensive school grounds and the local area of Hedge End. Children are also give the first hand experience of visiting a contrasting environment with our trips to Southsea and the New Forest.
At Freegrounds our geography learning fosters pupils curiosity and allows children to experience awe and wonder about the world that they live in.