Geography: Key stage 1

  • What is it like here?
  • How does the weather affect us?
  • How is life different in China?
  • Would you prefer to live in a hot or a cold place?
  • Why is our natural world wonderful?
  • What is it like to live by the coast?

Long-term plan

Long-term plan

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It is best to teach these units in the order we suggest

Geography Year 1

What is it like here?

Locating where they live on an aerial photograph, recognising features within a local context. Creating maps using classroom objects before drawing simple maps of the school grounds. Following simple routes around the school grounds and carrying out an enquiry as to how their playground can be improved.

What is the weather like in the UK?

Looking at the countries and cities that make up the UK, keeping a daily weather record and finding out more about hot and cold places in the UK.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

How is life different in China?

Locating China and learning about the physical and human features, comparing these to the local area.

This unit will be available on the 17th of April 2023!

Geography Year 2

Would you prefer to live in a hot or cold place?

Introducing children to the basic concept of climate zones and mapping out hot and cold places globally. Looking at features in the North and South Poles and Kenya. Comparing weather and features in the local area. Learning the four compass points. Learning the names and locating the continents of our world.

What makes our natural world wonderful?

Learning about the world’s wonders, the names and locations of the world’s oceans and considering what is unique about the local area.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

What is it like to live by the coast?

Learning coastal features and how humans have interacted with them over time, including land use, settlements and tourism.

This unit will be available on the 17th April 2023!

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