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Bilton Infant School‘Be the best we can be’

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Geography

What do we want our curriculum to achieve?

  • Enable them to use, apply and consolidate appropriate subject vocabulary
  • To increase and extend pupil knowledge of key concepts and geographical skills
  • Begin to explain in simple terms the interaction of people with their environments

How do we fulfil this?

  • Throughout KS1 we challenge and support children to carry out a number of geographical investigations within the U.K. and a small area in a contrasting non-European country
  • Use and apply subject vocabulary, subject skills and processes
  • Each module has some key questions to complete as they progress through the learning
  • Teach the use of tools (including maps, aerial photographs and graphical data and fieldwork skills) to recognise, identify, describe, observe, reason

Year 1

Continents and oceans / countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom

Pupils are taught about:

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

 

Study hot and cold locations

Pupils are taught:

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

 

Retrieve continents and oceans

Pupils are taught to:

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

 

Year 2

Study human and physical geography in the local area

Pupil are taught to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

 

Study human and physical geography of a small area of United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-european country.

Pupils are taught to:

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 

 

 

Study human and physical geography of a small area of United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-european country.

Pupils should be taught to:

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 (Yanomai)

 

Study fieldwork and map skills.

Pupils are taught to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

     

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