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Langar Church of England Primary School

Year 1

Breadth of Study


Location and place knowledge

Use maps and a globe to identify the continents and oceans and understand that both a map and a globe show the same thing.

Locate the continents on a map.

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) to describe the locations on a map.

Locate a country studied on a map.

Study pictures/videos of a locality and ask geographical questions e.g. What is it like to live in this place? How is this place different to where I live?

Express own views about a place, people and environment.

Draw and label pictures to show how places are different.

Human & Physical


Use basic geographical vocab to refer to key physical features including: beach, coast, forest, mountain, sea, river, season: weather.

Use basic geographical vocab to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house and shop.

Be able to verbalise and write about similarities and differences between the features of two


Ask questions and express opinions about the weather and seasons.

Observe and record e.g. draw pictures of the weather at different times of the year or keep a record of how many times it rains in a week in the winter and a week in the summer.


Observe and record information about the local area e.g. how many shops there are near the school, how many bus stops are there close to the school.

Take photos and use evidence to record features of the local area.

Identify features of the local area on aerial photographs and maps.

Make a simple map.