GEOGRAPHY AT GROVE ROAD
‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in
pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and
its people that will remain with them for the rest of
DfE (2013) National Curriculum, Geography KS1 – 3
For Children to gain knowledge and understanding of:
An Emphasis on locational and place knowledge, human and physical processes and some technical procedures, such as using grid references.
A commitment to fieldwork and the use of maps, as well as written communication.
Geography in KS1:
A Focus on the UK.
Geographical Context and Interdependence.
Locational knowledge: the world’s countries.
Locational and place regional knowledge in UK, Europe and the Americas.
Position and significance of latitude, longitude and time zones.
Climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.
Key aspects of physical and human geography including settlement, rivers and the water cycle.
Compass directions, use of OS map conventions. In KS 2 there is a greater emphasis on fieldwork.
Geography in KS2:
Focus on local area with links to History
Locational knowledge: The nations of the UK, the world’s seven continents and five oceans
Contrasting non-European locality specification
UK seasons & weather, hot & cold regions
Specified vocabulary - physical & human features
Use of simple compass directions