Geography is a study of how the world works. It has the potential to capture the minds of children like no other subject. The National Curriculum (2014) states, “A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”
Here at Monksdown, our children will explore their own locality, the United Kingdom and it’s capital cities, identify seasonal weather patterns and look at hot and cold areas of the globe all before they end Key Stage 1.
As they move on, children will extend their knowledge to a wider area of the globe and look at human and physical features of our planet. They will look at the impact of time zones, understand the significance of latitude and longitude as well as being able to locate different countries and their borders. Children will study physical changes in and on the Earth as well as economic activity (including the distribution of food, energy and water.)