Geography Content Year 1


The content of the curriculum will enable the following outcomes:

Locational Knowledge

  • 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.

Place Knowledge

  • 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.