‘Learning for Life.’

Geography

Geography Leaflet

Foundation Stage

 Over Foundation Stage (FS), in Geography, the children will:

Be inspired with curiosity and fascination for the local community and its people.

Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns

and change within their environment and the wider world.

To communicate their own ideas and observations through play, exploring, recording and sharing these with others.

By the end of FS, a child who is attaining typically will be able to:

Talk about their family and events special to them as an individual.  Know other families share these experiences in the local community and celebrate these similarities and differences.

Know that the World has hot and cold areas.

Know they live in Stocksbridge.

Know London is a big city in the UK and name special places there.

Know that the UK is an island surrounded by sea.

Draw simple pictures of their surroundings.

Be aware of the delicate planet that we live in and the need to look after our local environment.

Over Key Stage One (KS1), in geography, the children will:

Be inspired with curiosity and fascination for the World and its people – its places, cultures and lives.

To develop and deepen their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. Through fieldwork, photographs, mapping and communication. (digitally)

By the end of KS1 a child who is attaining typically will be able to:

Investigate the local environment identifying key features with fieldwork (from the school grounds to the hills through the valley to its reservoirs and unique industrial heritage) and contrast with World locations using appropriate vocabulary and ask questions such as “What is this place like?”  

Know the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the World and locate the North and South Pole and the Equator.  Know they have an impact on our climate for all creatures living on Earth.

To know the four countries of the UK and their characteristics including our four seasons.

To communicate their knowledge through a growing vocabulary including compass directions, using their own maps with keys and digitally responding to areas with aerial photographs and media.

Investigate patterns through comparing and contrasting locations taught- through the continents studied at depth-Europe & Africa.  This will include climate, human and physical features.

To use their knowledge to be thoughtful and sensitive to care for the Earth to benefit themselves and other.  To sustain, enable and enhance lives, environments and places.