Geography Curriculum Progression Document
Here at St Anne's we aim to inspire children from an early age to think about their own place in the world, the environment, their rights and responsibilities to other people. Within Early Years, the themes are taught through 'Understanding of the World' where they will learn about people, culture and communities as well as the natural world.
Through the study of Geography children are given wider opportunities to develop an understanding of their surrounds, other places, and how people use their environment.
Children are encouraged to broaden their knowledge of places and environments from throughout the world, develop an understanding of maps and atlases as well as problem solving skills inside and outside the classroom. Our pupils are introduced to techniques, to undertake fieldwork and geographical enquiries.
From Year 1 Key Learning will cover Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Knowledge and Geographical Skills, such as mapping.
At Key Stage 1 we will study:
- the local area
- knowledge about continents, oceans, UK counties and capitals
- an area in the UK
- a contrasting non- European area such as; Australia
- weather in the UK
- hot and cold areas of the world
- geographical vocabulary
At Key Stage 2 we will study:
- The local area
- Name and locate counties and cities of the UK.
- Name and locate world’s countries, the Equator, the Tropics, Hemispheres, Meridians, Arctic and Antarctic.
- Region of the UK.
- Region of North or South America
- Physical Geography (e.g. climate zone, volcanoes and earthquakes)
- Wider world
- Environmental issues
Miss K Reardon
Geography Subject Leader