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Geography in KS1

During Key Stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area in the United Kingdom or abroad, finding out about the environment in both areas and the people who live there. They also begin to learn about the wider world. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. In doing this, they ask geographical questions about people, places and environments, and use geographical skills and resources, such as maps and photographs. 


In KS1 geography lessons, children are taught to:

  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.
  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • Understand similarities and differences between life in different countries.
  • Look at seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and compare them with hotter and colder countries.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to physical features and human features.