Geography

In Foundation Stage Geography is taught discreetly within understanding different communities and where they come from.  In Key Stage 1 Holy Family children are taught the seven continents and five oceans and to name the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.  The children study a small area of the UK with a contrasting non-European country and identify the key human and physical features of those areas.  Holy Family have the chance to do fieldwork by studying the geography of the school and its grounds; linking it to the surrounding environment via the use of maps and atlases and compass directions (N, S, E, W).

In Key Stage 2 Holy Family Children develop their locational knowledge focussing on Europe (including Russia), North and South America concentrating on their key physical and human characteristics and topographical features.  The children learn about climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts;  rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes; and the water cycle.  Fieldwork is covered by learning the 8 point compass and a variety of grid references, symbols and keys in Ordinance Survey Maps.  Holy Family School aims to provide creative and holistic activities to promote learning in Geography by using external visits, DT Projects and Art to explore the concepts taught.

Click here to see the Key Assessment Criteria for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Geography