In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children enjoy playing with 'small world' models and resources such as a farm, a garage, a train track, a boat, an aeroplane, a dinosaur world, and undersea world. They are encouraged to notice features of objects in their environment and comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world. They talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. They are encouraged to show care and concern for the environment.
In Key Stage 1 children will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
In Key Stage 2 children will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Geography in our school:
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a fantastic time with Zoolab! They met lots of creatures and found out where in the world they all came from!
Year 2 had lots of fun trying to identify the human and physical features of the UK!