Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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At Wheatfield's Infants and Nursery school we value Geography as a meaningful, engaging and practical subject which gives our learners opportunities to understand the world around them. We take a micro to macro approach ensuring that the children understand their immediate environment such as their home and our school before moving on to the UK and the wider world. We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum offers a range of opportunities for investigating places locally, nationally and around the world for example; our whole school initiative in November of 'Switch Off Fortnight' with the help of our year two sustainable ambassadors and our ‘Global Families’ event early Spring to explore life in other countries. We cover the knowledge and skills required by the National Curriculum on a broad range of contexts which link to our Curriculum themes. Examples of these themes include; 'Carnival of Learning' which allowed children to research and present their own findings as part of a home learning project or 'The Beach' where the whole school took a visit to a different environment to spark learning for the term ahead. Each year the children will have the opportunity to develop their map reading skills using age appropriate maps in different environments. Ultimately, we intend to improve children’s geographical vocabulary, map skills through fieldwork and geographical facts while also providing opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest and progress in the subject.

Our Geography Learning

What Geography means to us


“Geography means learning about the world and finding out about different countries.”

Year 2 child.


“We know that Africa is the second largest continent in the world.”

Year 2 child.


“There are 7 continents in the world and 5 oceans which we learnt through a song.”

Year 2 child.


“Maps use a birds eye view and the co-ordinates help us locate key places.”

Year 2 child.


“Geography is when we learn about the world and how to protect it.”

Year 2 child.


“Geography means looking at different environments, habitats and countries all over the world.”

Year 2 child.