The teaching of Geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world around them. It equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and human and natural environments. Both key stages will develop an understanding of location knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography as well as geographical skill and fieldwork.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Understanding the world which involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places and the environment.
In Key stage 1, pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality.
In Key stage 2, pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. Through their residential visit, Upper Key Stage 2 pupils are able to consolidate geographical knowledge in a practical situation.
What does it look like in KSPA?
Children will be taught skills such as analysing, interpreting data gathered through fieldwork, using a range of sources such as maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems. These skills will include practical tasks. They will learn how the world has changed over time and how these changes took place including changes on land and in the sea.
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