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Station Road, Churchdown
Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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Churchdown Village Infant School



At CVIS the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what Geography is by equipping them with knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and Churchdown Village, their own locality. Our objective at CVIS is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of Geography, and an unbiased respect for the role that Geography may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of Geography in the wider community, and are able to use their Geography skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in Geography, in a variety of different contexts.


The Geography curriculum ensures students understand geographical similarities and differences, identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK, use basic geographical vocabulary, use world maps and also to use simple compass directions. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as in Forest School. Our children also receive Forest School lessons which expose them to a more varied curriculum.

EYFS specific

Follow Development Matters Document. Children will learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

KS1 specific

Follow KS1 NC curriculum. Class lessons allow children to use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment and use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features


Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of Geography and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as to analyse, communicate and interpret. Geography will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually and other ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy Geography, in as many ways as they choose- either as a creator or observer. They can observe Geography and comprehend it. They have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.

Curriculum Documents

Geography End Points