Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 are taught Geography once a term, with the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired progressing across the key stages. A range of opportunities are provided for pupils to enable them to communicate their knowledge and understanding of the subject. The scope of units taught increases from the pupils’ own environment in KS1 to the wider world in KS2. Some units specifically focus on human geography, and others focus on physical geography, but most are holistic geography units considering both together.
Below are the three units of geographical study that will be taught in each year group:
Year 1: Our Local Area, People and Their Communities, Animals and Their Habitats
Year 2: Seasons, Journeys: Food, Our Wonderful World
Year 3: Climate and Weather, Our World, Coasts
Year 4: The Americas, Rivers and the Water Cycle, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Year 5: Changes in our Local Environment, Europe: A Study of the Alpine Region, Journeys: Trade
Year 6: South America: The Amazon, Protecting the Environment, Our World in the Future
We also supplement the learning throughout the year with educational visits, speakers, local walks and visiting local areas of interest. These trips include the beach, Forty Hall and Enfield Town.