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Geography

At Kingsthorne we aim to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We want them to know about diverse places, people, resources and the natural and human environments that can be explored.


Early Years.
Children will learn about the world around us and the natural world. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.


Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 the children will be taught about the world, the UK and their locality. They will learn to name and locate:

  • The seven continents of the world
  • Five oceans
  • The four countries and capital cities of the UK and the surrounding seas
  • Look at similarities and differences between two contrasting localities
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes


Key Stage 2.
In Key Stage 2 children will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the UK, Europe, North and South America. They will learn to:

  • Locate the worlds countries, with a focus on Europe, North and South America.
  • Name and locate countries and cities of the UK.
  • Identify human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, equator, the hemispheres, tropics, Arctic and Antarctic circles and time zones.
  • Compare a region of the UK to a European region and a region of North or South America.
  • Describe key aspects of physical and human geography.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes, computer mapping.
  • Use compass points and grid references.
  • Carry out fieldwork.
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