Geography

Our main aim is to ensure that:

All children are taught Geography as specified in the National Curriculum.

 

The Geography curriculum is divided into four main areas:

Locational knowledge – Place knowledge – Human and physical geography – Geographical skills and fieldwork

Key Stage 1 pupils should be taught to: name and locate the world’s seven continents, five oceans, and four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding area; understand geographical similarities and differences; identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world; use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features; use world maps, atlases and globes; use simple compass directions and locational and directional language; use aerial photographs and plan perspectives; use simple fieldwork and observational skills.

In brief, Key Stage 2 pupils should be taught to: locate the world’s countries; name and locate counties and cities of the UK; identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator and so on; understand geographical similarities and differences; describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography; use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied; use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key; use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 the class teachers follow the Hamilton Trust plans. Each class teacher will provide a regular Geography lesson during the term or half-term when it is time-tabled. At Early Years Foundation Stage, Geography appears within the Area of Learning and Development entitled ‘Understanding the World’. Time allocated to the subject will vary due to the cross-curricular nature of the curriculum, however it will be organised to promote social skills and the development of geographical language and understanding. 

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Contact the School

Weston Primary School

East Avenue
Weston
Cheshire
CW2 5LZ

Main Contact: Mrs Barbara Mitchell

Tel: 01270 685167
head@weston.cheshire.sch.uk