At Park Primary School we want children to be geographers as we believe that it is vital for children, regardless of their age, to make sense of the world around them. Here at Park, we create opportunities for children to carry out map work and take part in fieldwork, covering aspects of physical and human environments.
Geography teaching at Park aims to spark curiosity of places and people. Our curriculum is designed in such a way that it provides children with the knowledge and understanding of their local area, the United Kingdom and the wider world.
In KS1, the children will use maps to locate the United Kingdom and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities. They will then develop this further and name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. Children will learn about daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and begin to identify similarities and differences between a contrasting country around the world.
As children move into KS2, they will broaden their knowledge and understanding beyond their local area to include Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Children will ask a range of questions and will be given the opportunity to observe their environment through fieldwork and educational visits.