Living in a globalised world, an understanding of human and physical processes is vital in comprehending complex and interdependent systems. Beginning at a local scale we explore the immediate area and county. We also discover the different parts of the British Isles and compare contrasting localities; deserts and polar regions, cities and country. Physical features that our pupils learn about include rivers, mountain to sea, volcanoes and earthquakes. Mapping skills are taught progressing to a clear overview of Ordnance Survey mapping symbols and grid references, including using an online resource to support the application of skills taught.
At Key Stage 1 Pupils have the opportunity to develop geographical skills including:
At Key Stage 2 Pupils have the opportunity to develop geographical skills including:
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
Pupils 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.
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