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KS1 Geography

Pupils should be taught to:

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

 

  • Year 2, Spring 2, Habitats, Under the Sea

 

  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
  • Year 1, Spring 1, Castles, knights and dragons.

The Castles of Britain.

Place knowledge

 

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country
  • Year 1, Summer 1, Living creatures/The Seaside.

A study of a seaside town in the UK and abroad.

Human and physical geography

 

  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

 

  • Year 2, Spring 1, Habitats/Winter Wonderland.

Winter and the Antarctic.

 

  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
  • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

 

  • Year 2, Summer 2, Our local area/Made in Cumbria
  • Year 1, Summer 2, Living creatures/Humans.

Where people live

 

Geography skills and fieldwork

 

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • Year 2, Autumn 1, People who help us/On the farm.
  • Where does our food come from?

 

  • use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map

 

  • Year 2, Summer 2, Our local area/Made in Cumbria.

Stainton and our surrounding area.

  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • Year 1, Summer 2, Living Creatures/Humans.

Where people live.

  • Year 2, Summer 2, Our local area/Made in Cumbria.

Stainton and our surrounding area.

 

  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

  • Year 2, Summer 2, Our local area/Made in Cumbria.

Stainton and our surrounding area.

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