The Early Years Foundation Stage at St Anne’s is designed to foster children’s desire to learn about the world around them whilst giving them the foundations of their geographical skills and knowledge. Hands on experiences in the classroom and outdoor learning environment give them the opportunity to use basic locational and prepositional vocabulary which will underpin their understanding of important geographical concepts in later years. Children are exposed to different ways of life, different places and different people in order to understand some of the similarities and differences that exist between themselves and the rest of the world. They are encouraged to pay attention to the people and natural world around them, make observations, ask questions and suggest ways of answering them.
Geography at St Anne’s inspires children to have a sense of curiosity and wonder about the world. It enables children to understand their surroundings whilst encouraging them to look beyond the environment in which they live and be inquisitive about the diversity of the world and the people who live in it. Through engaging lessons that aim to challenge and support all pupils, children develop their knowledge of place and location, human and physical features, the changing landscapes and natural processes of the world. Children acquire important skills through the hands-on use of maps, globes and atlases, specialist equipment and fieldwork whilst equipping them with the geographical vocabulary needed to express their findings and go on to become confident and passionate geographers.
As a result of our well planned and competently delivered geography curriculum, children leave St Anne’s with:
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