The children are taught to use maps, atlases, globes and compasses. We endeavour to extend children’s interest, knowledge and understanding of people and places both near and far. KS1 children are involved in local investigations such as surveys, looking at historical buildings using a simple map and developing an understanding of the immediate world around us. They will also find out about ‘Toys around the world’ (linking with history topics) and discovering the seaside.
As children progress through KS2 they learn about European and World countries with a focus on the Americas in Years 4 and 5 and Spain in Year 3. Children are encouraged to think deeply about the environment in which they live and the scarce resources that the Earth provides and upon which all life depends.
Below is the Primary National Curriculum Programmes of Study document for Geography, provided by the UK Government.