The Geography National Curriculum contains work in four areas:
- Geographical skills and enquires;
- Places (local and distant, and how the two are linked);
- Patterns and Processes (weather, rivers and human aspects of the environment such as towns and roads);
- Environmental change and sustainable development;
During KS1, children investigate their local area and a contrasting locality, finding out about the environment in both areas and the people who live there. They also begin to learn a bout the wider world.
During KS2, children investigate a variety of people, places and environments and start to make links between different places in the world. They out how people effect the environment and how they are affected by it.
We have planned our teaching to include an understanding of issues and changes within the local area and to get out and about to investigate ideas first hand. In addition, our school journeys to Swanage, Dorset and West Runton, Norfolk provide wonderful opportunities for the children to learn about the world beyond Plumstead and some of the special geographical features that exist there.