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Subject Leader - Mrs Henson


At Phoenix Infant and Nursery School we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography plays an important part in this as it can inspire children to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment. We want to provoke questions about the natural and human worlds, developing children’s cultural awareness and knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and environments.

The aims of teaching geography at our school are:

· To provide our pupils with a deep understanding of our planet’s key physical and human processes.

· To provide opportunities for children to undertake geographical enquiry and skills by investigating and expressing their own views about people, places and environments, both in and outside the classroom.

· To develop the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems.

· To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place can change over time and teach children to collect and analyse evidence and draw conclusions.

· To enable children to progressively develop their geographical skills (including fieldwork) throughout their school journey.

· To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and curiosity for finding out about places, patterns and processes.

In class 3 our topic is Our Local Area. We went on a walk to look at the different types of buildings and houses that are in our local area. We saw detached houses, flats, semi-detached houses, bungalows, and terraced houses.

Brilliant Beginnings to start our topic Up, Up and Away the children were set a challenge to create a paper plane to travel the furthest distance. The children could pick their material such as paper , card or newspaper.

Perform drama 🎭 company took us on a journey around the world 🌎 Take a look at us in action.

Brilliant Beginnings to the year 2 topic All Around the world. We turned our classroom into a travel agents and airport so we could use our passport and boarding passes to fly away ✈️ 🌍

Year 2 had a fabulous morning with the Partake theatre 🎭 company. We had a great time learning about 🏴‍☠️ pirates, map reading , compass points and places around the 🌎 world.

Class 5 have been learning all about the oceans of the world. We have learned a song to help us remember the names of each ocean and some facts about them.

Year 2 had a fantastic morning being pirates as the fabulous finish to our Geography based topic 'Land Ahoy!'.


We believe that if children have become knowledgeable and skilful geographers, then they will be able to articulate their understanding with confidence. Therefore, pupil voice, along with work produced and floor book evidence will be an important tool in assessing whether children have made progress. The work produced by our children and the discussions they have, should demonstrate that they are equipped with the geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them progress beyond Phoenix.