Geography

Curriculum Overview

 

At Our Lady of Compassion, Geography is taught through a cross-curricular approach as part of our topic based curriculum in order to assist embedded learning.

 

In Key Stage 1, the focus is mostly on the UK and the locality. Children are expected to be able to name and locate the world’s continents and oceans, as well as the four countries and capital cities of the UK.

 

At Key Stage 2, Geographical study extends to Europe, North and South America. Pupils are expected to identify geographical similarities and differences between different regions.

 

Across both Key Stages, there is a focus on location, place knowledge and geographical skills such as using maps, atlases, globes, compass directions and aerial photographs. This year, the introduction of Chrome Books has been successfully for Geographical inquiry and research, which we plan to develop further in the future.