Our Geography subject leader is Mrs Helen Timms.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

Intent for our Geography Curriculum:
At Baddow Hall Infant School our geography curriculum aims to ensure that children become inquisitive lifelong learners who look closely at the world around them and begin to be able to interpret and question what they see.

We aim to ensure that children develop a curiosity in geography through exploring our local area and comparing it to the wider world. We develop resilience in children through our geography curriculum by through teaching them the sills of investigation and map reading. We enable children to be creative in their thinking about sustainability and we hope children will foster an eco-friendly mind set to climate change.

EYFS framework (educational programme):
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them –from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.

National curriculum guidance (purpose of study):
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.