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Cover the Key Stage 1 Geography Curriculum

Julie St Clair Hoare By Julie St Clair Hoare

Hamilton's geography focussed topics for Key Stage 1 not only cover the National Curriculum objectives for geography, but they also provide extensive relevant learning opportunities for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils both in their own local area and in the wider world.

Each of Hamilton's cross-curricular topics provides teaching for National Curriculum objectives in several subject areas, a tried and tested approach that works well at primary school. Geography skills and content knowledge feature prominently among the subjects covered. You can filter our KS1 topics for geography to find out which ones contain geography teaching resources.

Our KS1 Geography Curriculum Planner shows you just where in Hamilton plans you can find specific objectives for the Year 1 and Year 2 geography curriculum.

Read on to discover Hamilton topics that cater particularly for those times when teachers want a strong focus on geography.

Geographical Skills

Our Geographical Skills topic block 'Building Skills in Geography' covers a wide range of the specialist geographical skills that KS1 pupils are expected to develop.

Explore our Geographical Skills topic for KS1.

Here are some of our favourite topics that, whilst remaining cross-curricular, help you cover a range of the geography curriculum objectives or cover one or two areas in depth. Some focus on exploring your local area whilst others build awareness of geographical systems.

Our School and Local Area for KS1


Use this fun topic to teach Year 1 and Year 2 children fieldwork and observational skills as they study the geography of their schools, the school grounds and key human and physical features of the surrounding environment. The concluding block of this topic helps you compare and contrast their local area with a small area in Kenya.

Explore our School and Local Area topic for KS1.

Oceans and Seas for KS1


In this lively and creative topic, Year 1 and and Year 2 children build their knowledge of oceans and seas around the world. They develop their geographical skills and develop an understanding of food chains, exploration and evolution. This is a great topic for introducing basic geographical vocabulary and using a range of sources of geographical information including maps, globes and aerial photographs.

Explore our Oceans and Seas topic for KS1.

We Are Britain for KS1

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This engaging topic helps to make geography specific and relevant to your class. Your Year 1 or Year 2 children explore the four nations. They learn about the countries and capitals of the UK and develop key geographical vocabulary and skills such as using maps, atlases and globes.

Explore our We Are Britain topic for KS1.

Weather Experts


Weather is a self-contained area of the geography curriculum, and our Weather Experts topics cover all of the aspects of this subject, from measuring to forecasting, from expected climate patterns to extreme weather conditions and from hot to cold. Children class focus on local weather, weather around the UK or world-wide aspects of weather.

Explore our Weather Experts topic for KS1.

We also have loads of topics for studying key stage 1 geography. Read all about them.