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Why should we learn about Geography?


The purpose of Geography is for children to learn about our country and that of the wider world. We believe that during their time at St Luke's children develop the skills to be able to:


  • To engage children in their surroundings both local and global, so that they can see the beauty of our planet

  • To promote awareness and understanding of other cultures

  • To understand what it means to be a global citizen

  • To ensure children understand what sustainability is and how it can protect our planet

  • To understand that our world can change based on how people interact with their environment.

  • To develop geographical skills and field work, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, analyse aerial photographs and conduct a local study.

  • To be able to form opinions about issues that affect our planet and question possible barriers and solutions to these problems


Below is a copy of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 for Geography.


Early Years.

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Key Stage 1.

In Key Stage 1, the children look at where we are in relation to the world's continents and oceans. They also learn about our local area, including the countries of the UK and about Redditch. The children learn about what a human and physical features of our planet are by looking at our local area, and then comparing them from our homes to the towns we live in to two areas of countries we are twinned with: Gujar Khan in Pakistan and Mtwara in Tanzania. 


Key Stage 2.

In Key Stage 2, the children look at the UK and compare the human and physical features common to our local area (Redditch and Worcestershire) and compare these to those found in the UK as a whole and with the continent of North America. Children will also compare the climate of the UK to the continent, paying particular interest to The USA and Canada before then comparing with other countries in Europe, Spain and Hungary. Furthermore, by the end of Year 4 the children will learn how to locate the counties of The UK.

Geography National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2