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Key Stage 1 Topic
Geography in KS1
Children are given opportunities to develop their knowledge about people
and places around the world and those in their immediate environment. First hand experiences, alongside other
simple geographical skills play a large role in enabling our children to
enhance their understanding of their current location and in relation to the
rest of the world.
Geographical similarities and differences are identified through learning
about physical and human features of a place or contrasting locations e.g.
comparing Qatar and China. Key vocabulary is introduced and our children
use it to refer to geographical features, including seasonal and daily weather
patterns comparing hot and cold locations.
Fieldwork and geographical skills are developed to support the children
in their studies of our school and grounds and the key human and physical
features of the surrounding environment.
A wide variety of geographical resources are used including maps,
atlases, globes and photographs. Simple
compass directions are taught to develop locational and directional
Effective cross curricular links are developed to deepen the learning and
enrich the children’s knowledge and understanding.
History in KS1
Exciting opportunities are presented to our children as they take a step
back in time to discover the importance of people and events in history. The children are taught to have a growing
awareness of the past and use vocabulary to express themselves when discussing
the passing of time. Children make
observations between the past and present to identify similarities and
Subject content for children in Years 1 and 2 focuses on:
Changes within living memory,
including aspects of life in Qatar
Events beyond living memory
that are nationally and globally significant
The lives of famous people,
for example, Florence Nightingale
This subject is brought to life through our use of various sources
including aretfacts, stories, photographs, videos and real life experiences of
people we know in our community.
Children investigate and evidence their findings using a variety of
media including art and design and technology, drama and ICT