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Hillborough Infant and Nursery School provides a Geography curriculum that is embedded through our creative topics. Teachers aim to develop pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live in. It is intended that pupils’ will gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, whilst developing a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School we impart Geographical knowledge and explore rich Geographical vocabulary by exploring exciting topic based learning questions. We aim to encourage enquiry and broaden pupils’ curiosity for learning. The learning questions guide pupils’ curiosities and allow teachers to build the necessary skills required for exploring Geography. 


In the early years, pupils will explore the world around them and they will be encouraged to enquire and answer questions about what they have learnt and what they have observed; they will be encouraged to use appropriate language to explain what they have found out. Pupils will be provided with exciting opportunities to observe physical and human features, for example, when learning about themselves, they can find out where their family have come from and look at it on a map, as well as looking at where they live now.


Teachers in the Early Years aim to build a foundation of skills required to broaden pupils’ thinking. Pupils will be encouraged to explore equipment through play-based activities, for example using a map or google earth to identify different parts of the world. 


Building on the skills learnt in EYFS, KS1 pupils are encouraged to broaden their geographical view of the world around them. This is prompted by motivating learning questions that guide pupils’ thoughts about the world we live in; opportunities stem from the cross curricular activities and challenges provided to the pupils.


Through our topic 'Julia Donaldson,' pupils have explored the the physical and human features of their local environment linked to the story 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Through home learning and in school bubbles, pupils' have enjoyed creating maps and using directional language to move around them. 


Pupils are encouraged to become explorers by developing a geographical understanding of the world we live in today. The pupils explore the United Kingdom and compare it to a contrasting non-European country, looking at similarities and differences between them. Whilst exploring maps pupils will use basic geographical vocabulary referring to key physical and human features.

At Hillborough we hope the children leave us with a good understanding of the world we live in and where places are in the world, with a thirst to go out in the wider world and discover!

Our Autumn term topic 'Colours of the World' was an enjoyable one. We learnt so much and to showcase our learning we recorded a WOW video via You Tube. Our Spring term topic is 'The World of Julia Donaldson' and we are looking forward to learning about this. We have been looking at the local environment this Autumn. We had gone on an adventure carefully looking at Autumnal leaves falling from trees. We were searching like detectives to see if we could see any other changes.

 Geography Scheme of Work 20/21