We aim to encourage children to develop awareness of not only their local environment but of their importance in a more global environment. We provide opportunities for the children to investigate the school grounds and the local environment and to observe seasonal changes, with consideration given to the effect of weather conditions on the growth of plants, lives of animals and creatures and the effect on their own and other people’s activities. It is hoped that the children will also develop responsible and caring attitudes and an understanding of the interdependence of people with their environment.
We have attained the Foundation Stage of the International Schools Award and we are developing a partnership with a school in South Africa.
We are in a transition period with the Geography curriculum at the moment with the new curriculum guidelines coming into place in Sept 2014. As we progress through this year we are adapting and changing out topics.
The documents below show the new curriculum guidelines and how the curriculum has changed.
We started Term 1 with our Dinosaur topic and the children looked what the Earth looked like, how Volcanoes were formed and how the world changing affected the lives of the Dinosaurs including eventually their extinction.
During Term 2 we had a mini topic where we looked at life beyond the Earth. The children loved learning the names and properties of the planets.