At St Anne’s, we are committed to providing a high-quality geography education. Our committed plan is to support pupils from the very youngest to the oldest by capitalising on their natural curiosity and fascination about the world and it's people, providing awe and wonder moments and giving them a secure ‘sense of place’.
We aim to support the development of knowledge and skill progression throughout children's school experience from Nursery onwards. So that by Year 6 children will have a secure contextual knowledge of location, a deep understanding of geographical processes, the competency to use a range of geographical skills, and a keen enthusiasm for the subject.
In addition to the planned topics, each year group will undertake short tasks to enhance their Sense of Place, focusing on developing their fieldwork and mapping skills.
The Reception children chose an area of our outdoor space that they did not like and wanted to improve. The corner space was unused, bare and uninspiring. However with help from our Year 5 Buddies we transformed this space into a bug sanctuary and now we think it looks beautiful.
Understanding the World targets for Reception aged children include: