Subject Leader: Miss K Owens
Geography is part of our broad and rich curriculum. We believe that Geography should inspire our children to think about the wonderfully diverse world around them. It should help them to be curious about their place in the world and their responsibilities towards it. We give our children the opportunity to develop their geographical knowledge, as well as their fieldwork and observational skills.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage the early stages of Geography are covered through Understanding The World (People, Culture and Communities and the Natural World), working towards the Early Learning Goals. Throughout the year we cover these areas through our 6 themes. Some of the things that we look at are the local neighbourhood, people and places of the world and changes in the seasons.
From Year 1 Key Learning will cover Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Knowledge and Geographical Skills, such as mapping.
At Key Stage 1 we will study:
- the local area
- knowledge about continents, oceans, UK counties and capitals
- an area in the UK
- a contrasting non- European area
- weather in the UK
- hot and cold areas of the world
- geographical vocabulary
At Key Stage 2 we will study:
- the local area
- name and locate counties and cities of the UK
- name and locate world’s countries, the Equator, the Tropics, Hemispheres, Meridians, Arctic and Antarctic
- region of the UK
- region of North or South America
- physical Geography (eg. climate zone)
- human geography (eg. settlement and land use)
In our Nursery and Reception provision, the 'Development Matters' document is used to guide practice.