Our Geography Vision


Willow Bank Infants Geographers love learning about the world!


Geography provokes questions and provides answers about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The Geography curriculum at our school enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.


Our Geography Intent


At Willow Bank, our Geography Curriculum will inspire children to question and reflect on our local area and our world. We aim to bring Geography to life. We do this by using features and areas inside the school building, within the school grounds and the local area for fieldwork. We also encourage the children to draw on their own experiences of Geography with photographs of different places they have visited and concrete souvenirs or objects they own that are of geographical interest.


This correlates directly with the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum for Geography which states:

Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.


Our Geography Impact


From EYFS mapping the journey in We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, to mapping the school in Year 1 and then mapping journeys across Woodley, Windsor and London in Year 2, the children engage in their learning by sharing their experiences and using their voices to contribute their ideas.


From celebrating Lunar New Year in EYFS with a home corner dedicated to the celebration, to exploring places with different climates in Year 1, to going on a tour of the world in Year 2, the children get a hands-on approach to their learning.


This approach to teaching and learning enables children to have first-hand experiences of Geography and its significance to our daily lives.