The Geography Curriculum at Oakley Infant School.
We aim for Geography at Oakley Infant School to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world around them which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography has a clear journey across the school, learning about their local environment, their community as well as the wider world. Geography is taught through exciting and engaging topics where the children will gain locational knowledge, an understanding of similarities and differences of human and physical geography, a good understanding of geographical vocabulary and Geographical skills and fieldwork experience. The children will have the opportunity to work collaboratively, ask questions and make links to help them make sense of the world around them. We aim to produce independent and evaluative thinkers who have empathy for how others live to develop an awareness, respect and curiosity for different cultures and societies and the physical world around them.
Geography at Oakley Infant School is accessible to all learners, regardless of individual starting points. We want all of our children to see themselves as Geographers and in doing so, they will
Our geography curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure that each topic builds on prior knowledge and understanding alongside developing key skills. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the United Kingdom and the world helps to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. Our aim is to provide an engaging curriculum that enables our learners to leave Oakley Infant School with a deep geographical knowledge alongside a strong sense of their role as a global citizen. Beyond the classroom, we use school grounds and trips to allow for rich, meaningful experiences that cement knowledge and engagement.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
How to help your child become a brilliant geographer:
The list is endless – You will have many ideas of your own! In a nutshell you can help your children learn by offering them exciting activities and by encouraging them to ask and to try to answer questions about the world in which we live.
The History Curriculum at Oakley Infant School
The History curriculum looks at changes within living memory, events beyond living memory, the lives of significant individuals and significant historical events, people and places in their own locality through high quality teaching and a range of engaging lessons, hands on experiences and inspirational visitors and visits. Children have the opportunity to work collaboratively, following their curiosity, to use resources and artefacts from the past and understand changes over time as well as help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We encourage the children to think like historians, using the correct historical vocabulary and terminology, asking and answering appropriate questions, working towards completing a quality outcome at the end of the learning journey to demonstrate their learning. History is accessible to all learners, regardless of individual starting points.
History is taught in units throughout the year and follows the Hampshire ‘Six Step Enquiry Approach’ in order that children achieve depth in their learning. They will use an enquiry based approach to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to build on the skills and knowledge children need to be able to achieve this.
The children will have lots of hands on experiences through artefacts, visitors and visits to museums helping to embed their learning and understanding of historical times, people and events and develop Historical Enquiry skills.
Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
How to help your child to become a brilliant historian
History is so fascinating especially if its relevant to your child, so make it personal and keep sharing your experiences and memories with them, inspiring an interest in people and events from the past.