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Subject Leader: Mrs N. Melling

GEOGRPAHY - Early Years

EARLY LEARNING GOAL: Understanding the World, People and Communities.

Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps. 

Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.  

Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and (when appropriate) maps.

Geography in KS1 & KS2

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time 
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.



Year 1 - Autumn 1 - Urban Town (Warrington)

To explore & understand the human & physical features of an urban town. 

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Yr 4 May 2022

Year 5 - Autumn 1 - Countries of North America

To explore & understand the countries, cities and features of North America.  To locate the equator, northern & southern hemisphere.   

Early Years - Terrific Tales

Reception children learnt about the different signs of winter.  They explored our Fairy Garden, looking for and observing frost, berries, bare trees and branches, as well as ice.  They children thoroughly enjoyed putting bowls of water outdoors to see what would happen during the cold temperature at night time.  Upon finding the frozen water the children were introduced to and used new vocabulary including: ice, cold, hard, frozen, smash, slippy, see through/transparent.  

Comparison (Snowdonia & The Rockies) - to explore & compare the similarities & differences of Snowdonia & The Rockies.

YEAR 4 - Countries of Europe

Using an atlas and globe to help identify different time zones.



Land use comparison of Cheshire & Cornwall.


The children were exploring the school grounds identifying different human and physical features. They then went back to class and draw the features they had found and used this to decide which kind of features there was more of around school.

RECEPTION - Come Outside! Spring 2

Using construction materials to create models of different buildings.  The children used images of building from around the world as inspiration.  Zane said "I'm building a mansion and it's going to have 3 floors."


RECEPTION - Ticket to Ride! Summer 1

This half term the reception children completed an investigation to see how many of different types of vehicles went past our school.  They explored making tally marks to record the amount and then discussed their results.  The children found that there were lots more cars than any other vehicle going past our school.  

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