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Hasland Infant and Nursery School

Geography

At Hasland Infant School we inspire children’s fascination about the world by exposing them to different places, people and environments. We teach them the factual knowledge and vocabulary they need to describe and discuss these places, alongside geographical fieldwork that will extend their knowledge of human and physical features. The teaching of Geography is essential for developing positive values and a caring attitude towards the world, and therefore as Geographers the children will develop an awareness of current global issues such as global warming and the importance of recycling and protecting wildlife. This will enable the children to understand the significance of these issues and give them the knowledge they need to act upon it. Becoming a Geographer at Hasland Infants teaches the children about their local environment and their ‘place’ in the world, enabling them to compare their locality to other places in the world e.g. these two places are both hot because they are near the equator. Geographers in each year group will learn about places beyond their current experiences, through books, photographs and different styles of maps. This will give them the ability to understand the differences between the human and physical features (weather, terrain, landmarks etc.) The children are introduced to a wide range of vocabulary which will give them the skills to discuss, compare, describe and identify geographical features. Being a Geographer means having the chance to share their opinions and ideas about the world as well as being given the opportunity to share stories about their travels. We teach Geography partly through fieldwork as a way for children to get outside in the fresh air and create memories in practical ways.  By Year Two,  the children will be increasingly more confident to use gographical resources such as maps and globes, and be able to use them to find countries, continents and capital cities. They will be taught to use geographical vocabulary to discuss human and physical features, observe weather patterns and study contrasting localities to discuss differences.

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Please find examples of our work below.

In our topic ‘Where the Wild things are’, our Reception children received a letter from Max saying that he had been at home for so long that he could not remember what the island looked like. In groups, we mapped the island out using physical resources.  Our resources represented the waves/ocean, a house, boats and trees. We then wrote postcodes to our families and friends to tell them what we could see.

As part of our Magical Mystery tour topic our Year 1 children went on a tour of Hasland and we visited the church. We made messy maps of Hasland. We also used our imaginations to go all around the UK and to Marrakesh !

 

A visitor arrived at school to see our Year 2 children, who worked for a company called ‘Truly Terrific Travel.’

They filmed TV programmes all about different places around the world but they didn’t know about Hasland!

We took them on a tour around our school and the village of Hasland. They asked us to film a part for their TV programme about one of the Hasland landmarks.

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Around the world homework projects

 

Our year 2 children have enjoyed creating famous landmarks at home.  We enjoyed looking at each others brilliant work.  

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