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At Nelson Mandela Primary School Geography is a time for children to learn about a range of different places and localities. In our diverse society, children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Children will learn to study the human and physical features of geographical locations, contrasting localities within the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. It is a major contribution to children’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. Our geography curriculum includes units on local heritage and a year 6 focus on Birmingham to promote an understanding and pride in pupils’ home city as well as inspiring in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Key stage 1

Pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They develop their understanding of basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Key stage 2

Pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

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