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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness

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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness


Intent - Our Vision

We want our children to:

  • Develop a range of geographical skills and know how to apply them.
  • Understand that the world and people’s lives vary from place to place.
  • Gain a geographical perspective on their local environment and the wider world.
  • Be able to apply their knowledge to understand connections between places.
  • To consider the value of different geographical skills and resources.
  • Appreciate and celebrate cultural traditions, arts and influences in Britain and around the world.




Implementation - How we will deliver this to achieve our goal

  • Cross curricular learning helps children to make links between geography and other areas of learning.
  • We provide first hand experiences, including cultural activities, cooking, trips and visitors.
  • A 'decolonised' curriculum which celebrates the part diversity has played in the development of our own and other cultures.
  • Use high quality books, resources, materials and online resources inspire and deepen learning.
  • Providing opportunities for awe and wonder, including problem solving and the element of surprise when introducing new topics.
  • Opportunities to explore concepts for themselves through continuous provision approach deepen and embed the learning.
  • Encouragement to ask own questions using discussion, working walls and Wondering Walls, and to seek answers, during which children apply the research skills they have been taught.
  • World Church collective worship fortnightly introduces an understanding of similarities and differences across the world.
  • Pause Days include Christmas and Easter traditions and celebrations across the world.
  • Birthday assemblies include birthday celebrations and traditions from around the world.
  • Family links are celebrated (family strings in Yr1, dreamcatchers in Yr2 and linked to Computing with the use of technology at home to build relationships and links).
  • School links with Uganda bring a practical, real-life connection to a far away place and its people.
  • Use of the art of discussion to prompt and inspire questioning and curiosity about the world.


Impact - How we know our vision has come to fruition

Our children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, leaving us:

  • With an enthusiastic interest in geography, inspired and motivated to continue to learn.
  • Able to make links and reason about geographical questions and ideas.
  • Able to apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Transferring knowledge of the world and how this could impact on the future, using higher order thinking skills.
  • An understanding of geography and how to use sources.
  • Interested in and appreciative of the natural and human geography of the world around us.
  • Appreciative of the rich variety of cultures and cultural influences in Britain and around the world.