Why does Geography matter?
A high quality Geography education should inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Geography in the Early Years.
Geography is about people, places and the world around us. In the Early Years, the children learn about places around our school and grounds, and how the environment influences them.
Geography in Key Stage 1.
In Year 1 and Year 2, your child will begin to develop a geographical vocabulary about where they live, as well as one other small area of the UK, and a small area in a contrasting non-European country. They will learn about weather patterns in the UK, and hot and cold areas of the world. They will use ICT, world maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs, follow simple compass directions and plan, as well as learning simple fieldwork and observational skills.
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Further support and useful websites
The Oak National Academy has a series of resources to help children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 develop their understanding of the world.
The BBC Bitesize websites link to a variety of videos, games and information that will help your child to develop a wide range of geographical knowledge.