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Geography at Westfield is about understanding the world by: comparing locations; investigating; researching different sources; writing and talking about places; asking and answering questions. 

In Early Years there is a focus on how each child interacts with their environment — and how the environment influences them. The early learning goals at EYFS allow the children to experience their physical work and explore their community by exploring, observing, and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment. In Years 1 and 2, children will start to develop their geographical vocabulary by learning about where they live, as well as one other small area of the United Kingdom and a small area in a contrasting non-European country. They will learn about weather patterns in the United Kingdom and hot and cold areas of the world. They will use ICT, world maps, atlases and globes, simple compass directions, aerial photographs and plans, as well as simple fieldwork and observational skills. In Key Stage 2 the geography curriculum builds and expands on previous knowledge. There are three focus areas:

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Human and physical geography.

As pupils progress, they will be able to make links and comparisons between their home town of York and the wider world.