The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
KS1 place knowledge:
- Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country
KS2 place knowledge:
- understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America
Let’s explore London
My world and Me
- Identify similarities and differences between the local environment and one other place.
- Express own views about a place, people and environment.
- Draw and label pictures to show how places are different.
Let’s go on Safari
Seas and coasts
- Explain and form an opinion about a place, people and the environment.
- Compare and describe an area of the UK to a place outside of Europe using geographical words.
In the desert
- Look at maps, pictures and other sources to identify similarities and differences between.
- Compare physical and human features, draw conclusions, pose questions and use prior knowledge of map reading.
Spain and Catalonia
- Discuss and compare the climate zones of the UK and relate this knowledge to the weather in the local area.
- Study photos/pictures/maps to make comparisons between locations.
- Describe how some places are similar and others are different in relation to their physical features
- Study maps of the Africa to identify environmental regions. Compare and contrast these regions.