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What A Wonderful World performed by David Attenborough - BBC

Watch the video and listen to Sir David Attenborough talk about our wonderful world. Can you name any of the animals you see in the video?

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. 

Top Tips to help your child be a fantastic geographer!

 

  • Know your local area and explore it with your child 
  • Try to talk to your child about different places and environments 
  • Walk to school if you can. What can you see on the way? 
  • Look at a range of maps with your child, e.g. parks, town centres, museums 
  • Encourage your child to plan a walk. Which route will you take?
  • Look in the library for exciting books about different people and places
  • Collect postcards of places that you visit, and take photographs!
  • Take a photograph of your garden every month. How is it changing?
  • Talk about places in your favourite films, e.g. The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Frozen etc
  • Look at the food that you buy. Where does it come from? Can you find the countries in an atlas?
  • Watch the weather forecast. What can you see?

Look at our amazing Geography work!

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. 

 

Early Years

 

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

 

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. 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

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