Geography Content Year 1
The content of the curriculum will enable the following outcomes:
- name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK.
- name and locate the World’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.
- observe and be able to talk about a variety of places, noticing key features (such as a bridge over a river, traffic in a busy town, the seaside, weather patterns)
- begin to explore what it might be like to live in different places.
- begin to develop their awareness of the local area immediately round the school.
- begin to develop a sense of responsibility for their environment and the wider world.
Human and Physical Geography
- begin to develop their geographical vocabulary (such as hill, river, ocean, island, mountain, valley, coast, compass, direction, above, below)
- explore the outdoor environment at school, studying the landscape, flora and fauna.
Geographical skills and fieldwork
- understand that places (real or imaginary) can be represented by maps or different scales.
- be able to follow a route represented on a simple linear map.
- be able to create a simple map of a real or imaginary place.
- use a variety of sources to find out about places (first hand experiences, fieldwork, photos, books, internet, maps)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, collecting and presenting data and writing.