‘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 their lives.’
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.
- Extended writing.
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
- Extended writing