GEOGRAPHY AT NORWOOD GREEN INFANTS SCHOOL
A broad and balanced education seeks to embrace a wider view of peoples and nations. Geography is an important part of this process as it tells the story of our planet and the development of humanity.
Our vision for geography at Norwood Green Infant and Nursery School is in keeping with our diverse school community and the school ethos of “love, laugh and learn together.
Our aim of teaching geography is to:
- stimulate children’s interest in understanding the lives of different people in the different places they live
- be interested in the environment in which they live and understand how we can affect the environment
- broaden children’s vocabulary
- teach through a cross-curricular and topic-based approach
- teach in an imaginative and a child centred way.
We are fortunate to have many resources available to us; museums, news, film, photographs, google earth, the local environment, art, maps, books, songs and not forgetting teacher’s and children’s own experiences. At Norwood Green the teachers take advantage of these great resources to:
- stimulate the children’s learning and critical thinking
- ensure children have fun
- to develop children’s human and physical geographical knowledge and their geographical skills.
We believe educational visits are paramount to giving children valuable life experiences. At Norwood Green trips organised in the Early Years and in KS1 lends itself well to the geography curriculum and bringing it alive. Every year the children will visit different geographical places, whether it be a farm, a local place of worship, a forest, a wetland or a beach, amongst others.
As a whole school we celebrate Black History Month, have a cultural festival of food, music and dance and hold special assemblies to celebrate the different festivals from around the world.