Geography Key stages 1 and 2
National curriculum in England
Purpose of study
A high quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
In Key stage one children will develop their knowldege of the world, the United Kingdom and their own locality.
In Key stage two children will develop their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area, including the United Kingdom and Europe and North and South Americal.