At Nonsuch, we deliver a knowledge-based curriculum with the aim of deepening the children’s understanding of the local environment: broadening out to include Europe and the wider world. Through the curriculum, children build upon key learning, prior knowledge and skills from previous year groups in order to develop their understanding of human and physical features. Each year, children will further build on from their geographical skills and compare this in a local and global context.
Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. In the earlier years, children learn about their immediate environment and how to read and draw simple maps using invented and conventional symbols.
In Key Stage 2, the children develop this knowledge into a wider area and study transport, weather and landscapes, both in their local area and in many other countries.