South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Geography at South Petherton C of E Infants and Pre-School


Our Intent:

Geography prepares young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world and to face the challenges that will shape our societies and environments at the local, national and global scales.


The teaching of Geography at South Petherton Infant School aims to inspire curiosity and understanding of the world around us, developing the children’s interest in a variety of physical and human environments in the wider world by expanding horizons out of the local community. 


Our Implementation:

In Early Years, we teach Geography through the Early Years Foundation Stage.  We start to explore our world through the related Early Learning Goals (ELGs) for Understanding the World.  We talk about position and direction through the Shapes, Space and Measure ELG and we talk about how people around the world are different through our People and Communities ELG.


In KS1 we follow the National Curriculum by teaching units of work based on geographical themes. These topics are well integrated across the curriculum and cross-curricular links have been well thought out.  We begin by exploring different views of the world using simple scale maps, plans and atlases.  The children start to use different sources of information to explore the local and wider world.  Geographical language is used to discuss position and direction and we encourage and support children in asking questions thus developing a curiosity about the world around them.


Care has been taken to ensure a secure progression in skills from Early Years to Year 2, building upon them as they journey through the school.



Children will;

  • Have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it.
  • Have been exposed to global issues and explored how places and communities are similar and different to their own.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key knowledge using the correct technical vocabulary.
  • Have a curiosity and fascination of the world around them; preparing them to be competent geographers at Key Stage 2 and beyond.

Geography Intent Implementation and Impact

Welcome back to Summer Term 2024