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Subject Leader: Mrs N. Melling

GEOGRPAHY - Early Years

EARLY LEARNING GOAL: Understanding the World, People and Communities.

Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps. 

Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.  

Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and (when appropriate) maps.

Geography in KS1 & KS2

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time 
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.



Autumn - Year 2

The U.K. & Weather – to know the countries of the U.K. & explore the different weather patterns. 

Using a compass to find  North, South, East and West in the School Grounds.

Autumn - Year 4

Countries of Europe – to locate the countries & cities of Europe & explore their features.  To understand the time zones. 

Autumn - Year 5

Countries of North America – to explore & understand the countries, cities and features of North America.  To locate the equator, northern & southern hemisphere. 

Fieldwork activities and sorting physical and human features.


Come Outside!

Using Google Earth to located and identify buildings and landmarks around us.

The children, with the support of an adult, used Google Earth to find and look at local buildings and landmarks including school, Tesco, Halliwell Jones and the River Mersey.

Some children continued their learning at home by finding their own houses and buildings local to them.

Autumn - Year 6

Countries of South America - to explore & understand the countries, cities and features of South America.  To locate the Tropics of Caner, Capricorn, Artic & Antarctic Circle.    

Fieldwork - Investigating maps.

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