Geography Content Year 2


The content of the curriculum will enable the following outcomes:

Locational Knowledge

  • be able to locate and name an increasing range of key places on a world map.
  • be aware of the earths place in space and that it can be represented by a globe.

Place Knowledge

  • compare and contrast their own locality with places further afield.
  • begin to develop a sense of responsibility for their environment and the wider world.

Human and Physical Geography

  • have a developing geographical vocabulary (eg. Soil, vegetation, climate, port, office, factory)
  • have a growing awareness of how the physical landscape can affect the way people live.
  • have a growing awareness of how climate can affect how people live and how the climate changes (eg seasonal changes as wells as global issues relating to climate change)

Geographical Skills and Field work

  • be able to relate particular features on a map to the real world through fieldwork or photographs.
  • be able to find key features on maps of different scales (globes, world maps, atlases, digital/electronic maps) and begin to recognise some conventional mapping symbols and relate them to real features.
  • understand that a plan represents a ‘birds eye view’.
  • be able to draw a simple plan or map using a key, which represents a real or imaginary place.
  • make observations and ask their own questions about different places.
  • understand why certain human features may be located where they are (eg castle or motorway)
  • be able to observe, record and communicate in different ways (speaking, drawing, measuring, collecting and presenting data, taking photographs and writing or using digital technologies)
  • begin to express their own views about an environment.
  • begin to develop their use of positional and directional language and use it to describe the location of features and routes on a map.