Geography

Overview

We use Geography to introduce our children to the world around them at a local, national and international level. We teach the children about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, as well as giving them an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We hope to inspire their curiosity to find out more – by asking questions and learning through practical problem solving and investigation. The children learn how to use maps, globes and atlases and visit local areas as part of school trips.

Topic Maps 

Year 1
Weeks
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Autumn
  • Seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills
Spring
Seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
Summer
  • Compass directions
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary and key human features
  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • Comparing geographical similarities and differences between UK and a contrasting non-European country
 
 
Year 2
Weeks
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12
Autumn
  • Key human features
  • Characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and surrounding seas
Spring
  • Devise a simple map and use a key
  • Simple fieldwork and observational skills
Summer
  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • Comparing geographical similarities and differences between UK and a contrasting non-European country
  • Locate hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • Key physical features
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes