Years 1 & 2
In Key Stage 1 children are taught to name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas as well as the world’s five oceans and seven continents using a wide range of world maps, atlases and globes.
The children use the school grounds to help them identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and compare these to an alternative location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Key Stage 1 children are taught to understand and discuss geographical similarities and differences by studying the human and physical geography of our local area Cheshunt and a contrasting non-European country (China).
Children are taught to use locational and directional language like near and far, left and right as well as language relating to compass directions (e.g. North, South, East and West.) This is taught through map work and fieldwork of the school grounds and local area. Children are provided with opportunities to use simple observational skills to study the geography of Fairfields and the surrounding area including the key human and physical features of the environment.