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At Norwood Primary School, we aim for the teaching of the Humanities curriculum to inspire pupils to be curious about the world that they live in, develop their own sense of identity and think critically about how to change the world for the common good.

Pupils will learn how to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and information systems. Lessons will be focused around one or more of the following concepts: place, pattern, position and processes.

Pupils in Key Stage One will learn about the continents and oceans of the world as well as countries and capitals of the United Kingdom through the use of maps, atlases and globes. Pupils will study and compare the physical and human geography of countries in the United Kingdom with non-European countries.

Pupils in Key Stage Two will build on knowledge acquired in Key Stage One by locating and studying the world’s countries. The physical geography that pupils learn about, includes climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle. The human geography that pupils learn about, includes types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

All learning in Geography will link to pupil’s previous and future learning in Geography, as well as learning in other subjects. Pupil’s will also explore the links between their locality and the Geography subject that they are learning about through trips, experience, local research and local fieldwork. All areas of learning in Geography are closely linked to History and other subjects.  

Useful Geography websites for children:

BBC KS1 Geography resources and videos

BBC KS2 Geography resources and videos

KS1 Geography lesson videos

KS2 Geography lesson videos

National Geographic for kids