Humanities at Bottesford Infants School is taught using first hand experiences; visits, visitors to school, artefacts, stories and outdoor learning on the school site. Children will learn within a meaningful context that develops their knowledge and understanding of their world. History and Geography forms the basis of many of our termly projects and immersive classroom environments. Links to local heritage will be embedded in the history and geography taught across the school. This will focus around opportunities for the pupils to go out into the local community to learn about its past, present and future and to play an active role in everyday life as well as developing a sense of belonging and a passion to protect and take care of their environment.
Geography is taught in Early Years as part of Knowledge and Understanding of the World and is largely focused on the school environment and the children’s own community. In Key Stage 1 it is embedded in the cross curricular offer and key skills and knowledge are taught with a clear sequence using a range of meaningful contexts. Children use their geographical skills to learn about their environment and places all over the world. By the end of Key Stage 1 they will have a basic understanding of the globe- and the main continents and oceans, they will have a range of skills for fieldwork, developed through activities in our school grounds and on trips out and they will understand that the actions of humans affects the planet that we live on. The children will compare their lives with those of children who live in very different climates and environments and can empathise with the challenges that some of these people face.
In geography pupils will be taught about: