To appreciate the awe and wonder of the world is what drives Geography at Shakespeare Infant School. Our intent is to inspire our children to be spiritual learners, therefore having a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and the people living in it. The children will have an inner strength and strive to make sense of the world and their place in it.
Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We will equip our children with knowledge about different places, resources and natural or human environments. This knowledge will underpin the skills the children will need to see themselves as geographers, in order to be able to gain a deeper understanding of the physical and human processes of the Earth. As children progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of this interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
We take pride in our integrated, inclusive approach, which enables all children to access rich and engaging learning opportunities. The children at Shakespeare Infant School are offered a wide range of meaningful experiences, which open up a wider world and its mysteries, envelop the senses and celebrate the wonder of life being. This enables them to have key knowledge and skills embedded into their minds, which will support them through their growth in the future.
Our children will leave Shakespeare Infant School at the end of Year 2 understanding how complex the world around them truly is. They will have nurtured a sense of amazement, wonder and inspiration.