At Kingsnorth we geography is taught as part of the new National Curriculum. With the introduction of the new National curriculum in September 2014 pupils should develop a secure knowledge, understanding and skills about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. It will inspire pupils to develop a curiosity about the world they live. The curriculum will continue to be a question based curriculum, with the children learning geographical skills and fieldwork . They will finding the answers to questions, through the skills they are being taught.
KS1 will focus on their own locality but will extend to name, locate and identify countries, capital cities, seas and continents. They will also study human and physical geography concentrating on seasonal changes and weather patterns.
KS2 will develop and the skills taught in KS1 and develop knowledge of the wider world, look at similarities and differences through the study of physical and human geography including climate zones, land use, and natural resources.
Teaching should ensure that 'geographical enquiry and skills' are used when developing 'knowledge and understanding of places, patterns and processes', and 'environmental change and sustainable development'.
During Key Stage 1 pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area in the United Kingdom or abroad, finding out about the environment in both areas and the people who live there. They also begin to learn about the wider world. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. In doing this they ask geographical questions about people, places and environments, and use geographical skills and resources such as maps and photographs.
During Key Stage 2 pupils investigate a variety of people, places and environments at different scales in the United Kingdom and abroad, and start to make links between different places in the world. They find out how people affect the environment and how they are affected by it. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. In doing this they ask geographical questions, and use geographical skills and resources such as maps, atlases, aerial photographs and ICT.
Geography remains a compulsory national curriculum subject at key stages 1 to 3. New statutory programmes of study were introduced from September 2014.