Geography at KS1
In KS1 the children should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and our local area. They will start to use geographical language and begin to use geographical skills to enhance their locational awareness. They will learn the names and location of the world’s seven continents and the five oceans as well as learning about the United Kingdom and it’s seas. They will begin to look at geographical similarities and differences by studying maps and pictures of the places they are studying as well as using simple map work to recognise landmarks.
Geography at KS2.
The children’s geographical knowledge is further developed through the study of places in Europe, North and South America and comparisons made to our local area. As well as enhancing their locational knowledge they will build on their geographical skills through their studies of the human and physical characteristics of the places studied. The children will build on their fieldwork skills through map work and the use compasses. They will be encouraged to look at how geographical changes have changed the world they live in as well as think about how things may change in the future e.g. looking at the changes in climate.