Curriculum Coverage

At the Foundation Stage the early stages of Geography are covered through Understanding of The World (People and communities / The World), working towards the Early Learning Goals. Throughout the year we cover these areas through our 6 themes. Some of the things that we look at are the local neighbourhood, people and places of the world and changes in the seasons. A class trip last summer covered elements of early fieldwork.

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
  • 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)

Miss K Reardon
Geography Subject Leader


Geography curriculum skills progression