Geography - learning about our place in the world.
In Geography, the children have been developing their understanding of the world around them and their place knowledge, building on and making connections with the places/countries they are already familiar with.
Our curriculum deliberately moves from the large scale of the world, to the smaller scale of the local areas around them, and back again:
- The children begin to recognise the shapes and sizes of the continents and oceans, to help locate and label these on a world map.
- They learn to identify the hot and cold areas, the desert/equator/polar climate zones, on their world map.
- They recognise features of these zones (animals, flora/fauna, climate e.g. snow, landmarks, topography e.g. desert) from sources (photos, descriptions).
- They then learn to locate the UK on a world map/globe and make links with climate and world position to describe the UK climate
- They learn to describe the difference between climate and weather.
In the pictures in this gallery, you can see some examples of the outcomes of the units of work carried out in KS1 in the summer term. You can see the world maps the children have drawn, both collaboratively and independently, and the work around the features of the different climate zones. The children have also drawn some more, very local maps (of our school playground!), using symbols and thinking about direction. In Year 2, the children then thought back to their experience of the wider world; for their homework they prepared a presentation of a significant world landmark, that they knew about or had visited.