Geography helps our pupils to learn about their surroundings and to gain an appreciation and understanding of how people live. The children learn geographical skills to enable them to understand places, people, weather, climate in their local surroundings and other places in the world. They investigate both within the classroom, on visits and field studies.
In Key Stage One children 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.
In Key Stage Two children should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical tools and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.