Holy Rood Catholic Primary School


Geography

Teaching our children about the world God created for us, is an essential part of our children’s education. In the EYFS children learn to describe the world around them using the woods and the playground as their starting point. In KS1 children begin to expand their learning to consider the local area around our school as well as making climate comparisons with other countries around the world. Children begin to read and understand maps of our school, Watford and the world before attempting to create some of their own. As children move into KS2, they begin to secure their knowledge of countries and continents around the world and then looking at some of the ecological features of the land, for example mountains, rivers and volcanoes. In upper KS2 geography lessons become an opportunity to address worldwide issues relating to fair trade and the consumption of resources, whilst addressing the impact on us here in Watford.