Geography and Knowledge and Understanding of the world.
‘A high- quality Geography curriculum should inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.’
The Primary National Curriculum 2014.
In the Foundation Stage our children learn about their own environment and the people who live there. They explore features, similarities and differences and talk about things that they notice, as well as their likes and dislikes. They learn about their school community and explore their immediate environment. They discover things that are usually found indoors and outdoors and, with support, they begin to talk about things they have observed.
Our youngest children explore and learn...
They use the local area to experience and notice both the human and physical aspects of their environment. As they are begin to use print and visual images to identify features of their area, they are encouraged to talk about things they have found to ensure they develop and maintain the learning skills they gain. Play maps and small world equipment are continuously utilised within the provision to encourage children to create their own environments, whilst simple map making, painting, drawing and creating models of known and imaginary places help develop Geographical skills. Through the sharing of stories from around the world they begin to be aware of different people and the countries where they live.