Throughout school, we take a practical and theoretical approach to the study of Geography whereby children find out about different countries and cultures and the way they differ from our own.
Children begin to develop their locational in KS1 by identifying characteristics of different countries and also begin to build on their observational skills relating to both human and physical features both locally and internationally. These skills are developed further in KS2 where field trips allow the children to study and record the world around them, as well as identifying features of landscape and utilising a range of other skills to make sketches of locations and create pieces of writing about their experiences. Geographical knowledge is developed through the closer study of maps and atlases and children practise using compasses, grid references, symbols and keys to read and create their own maps and apply these skills practically.
At St Oswald's C of E Academy, we follow the new National Curriculum for Geography which can be found at the following site: