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Through our teaching of geography at Elm Wood we equip children with the knowledge of diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


In EYFS, children learn about special places and why they are special. They learn about looking after their environment and begin to explore and describe differences between places. 

In KS1, we build on the foundation from EYFS. Children learn about their local area and compare this to other places in the UK and the rest of the world. They learn about human and physical geography and are taught skills in fieldwork, map reading and drawing, use of atlases, satellite images and compasses to explore directions.

In KS2, the in-depth knowledge of geography develops even further using lines of longitude and latitude, locating continents and various countries, exploring geographical features of the UK, Europe, the Americas and major cities. Children learn to describe and understand key aspects of human and physical geography such as rainforests and land use in more detail. Using a range of geographical tools, such as maps, atlases, globes and compasses, children locate and study places and features, including different biomes. Geography teaching at Elm Wood motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognize the importance of sustainable development for the future of our environment. 

Curriculum Overviews

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