Early Years Foundation Stage
Geography in the foundation stage is taught in the area of ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’. See relevant section in Nursery and Reception Web Pages for more information.
Key Stage 1
During key stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area in the United Kingdom or abroad, finding out about the environment in both areas and the people who live there. They also begin to learn about the wider world. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. In doing this they ask geographical questions about people, places and environments, and use geographical skills and resources such as maps and photographs.
Key Stage 2
During key stage 2 pupils investigate a variety of people, places and environments at different scales in the United Kingdom and abroad, and start to make links between different places in the world. They find out about how people effect the environment and how they are affected by it. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. In doing this they ask geographical questions, and use geographical skills and resources such as maps, atlases, aerial, photographs and ICT.
In key stages 1 and 2 the children develop Knowledge skills and understanding in the following areas:
• Geographical enquiry and skills
• Knowledge and understanding of places
• Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes
• Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development
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