At Skelton Primary School, we believe that Geography enables children to make sense of the complex and dynamically changing world that they live in.
Our aim is for children to develop a natural curiosity and appreciation about their surroundings and the wider world, becoming more aware and appreciative of people, places and environments.
Children will be confident using their geographical skills to collect and communicate information, including drawing and interpreting maps.
In Early Years children will develop their knowledge about their immediate environment through observation, discussion, stories and maps. They will explore the natural world around them, including the seasons.
In Key Stage 1 children will develop their knowledge about the United Kingdom and their own locality. They’ll learn how to use maps, atlases and globes as well as learn simple compass directions. The children will also study seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and look at the hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.
In Key Stage 2 the children will look to extend their knowledge to beyond their local area and will study Europe as well as North and South America. They will begin to look at similarities and differences of human geography such as types of settlement and land use. They will also study physical geography elements such as climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will continue to use maps, atlases and globes and will use the 8 points of the compass in their work. They will start to consider the use of four and six figure grid references and ordnance survey maps.
Progression will be assessed through evaluation of your child’s written work and consideration of their responses and contributions to discussions.
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