KS1 Geography

The National Curriculum for Geography in Years 1 and 2. Hover over blue text to see non-statutory examples.

Ge1/1.1    Location Knowledge

Ge1/1.1a    name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans

Ge1/1.1b    name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

Ge1/1.2    Place Knowledge

Ge1/1.2a    understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Ge1/1.3    Human and Physical Geography

Ge1/1.3a    identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

Ge1/1.3b    use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
  1. key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  2. key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Ge1/1.4    Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Ge1/1.4a    use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

Ge1/1.4b    use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map

Ge1/1.4c    use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

Ge1/1.4d     use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.