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Geography

 

Geography Intent

At Holy Family we aim for our Geography curriculum to encourage children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world.  We inspire children to consider their place in the world, and their ability to effect change as ambassadors for the planet.

Through our teaching we encourage children to become inquisitive, critical thinkers and develop investigative skills progressively.  We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the natural world and its people, through the study of its most significant physical and human features.

 

 

In Key Stage 1 children focus on developing their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their own locality - they learn to locate the seven continents and five oceans while studying about the countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. Children develop their knowledge of the human and physical geography of the United Kingdom.

 

When children move to Key Stage 2, their learning extends beyond the local area and they develop their knowledge and understanding of the United Kingdom, Europe, as well as North and South America. Their learning at this stage focuses in the environmental, physical and human features of regions, countries and major cities.

This is supported by our termly ‘Around the World’ Days, during these days all of the children learn about a different country or region of the world thorough a variety of engaging and challenging activities, with a specific focus on a geography skill, which demonstrates progression throughout the school. Their work is recorded in their ‘Around the World’ books which will follow them throughout the school to demonstrate the progress they have made in geography in their time at Holy Family.

 

Geography Curriculum Coverage

EYFS

In EYFS 'In the Moment' gives many opportunities for the children to find out about their families and where they live. Also investigating where their food comes from, as well as finding out about other countries.

 

Year Group:

Autumn Term:

Spring Term:

Summer Term:

1

Weather & Seasons

Four countries of UK (linked to the four Saints)

Weather & Seasons

Four countries of UK (linked to the four Saints)

Weather & Seasons

Four countries of UK (linked to the four Saints)

2

Famous London Landmarks

Local Study Area

Hot and Cold Places

Continents and Oceans

3

Local Study Area-Land Use

Extreme Earth

Rainforests

4

Local Study Area - Anglo Saxons

Climate Zones

South America 

5

Local Study Area -  Victorians 

Mountains

Marvelous Maps

6

Locational Knowledge of world countries -  WWII

 

Raging Rivers

 

The Amazing Americas

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 1 - National Curriculum Coverage By Year Group

Key Stage 2 - National Curriculum Coverage By Year Group

Geography Skills Progression

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