National Curriculum


National Curriculum of England Hands-On Education Activity
Ge2/1.1 Locational Knowledge
    Ge2/1.1a locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
    Ge2/1.1b name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
      Ge2/1.1c identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
        Ge2/1.2 Place Knowledge
          Ge2/1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region in North or South America
            Ge2/1.3 Human and Physical Geography
              Ge2/1.3a describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
              Ge2/1.3b describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
                Ge2/1.4 Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
                  Ge2/1.4a use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
                    Ge2/1.4b use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
                    Ge2/1.4c use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

                    Hands-On Education's approach to the National Curriculum

                    Overall, our approach to education is centred around making learning enjoyable, effective, and accessible for all children. Some of the ways we make learning fun and interactive include:

                    • Incorporating games into our activities to make them more engaging
                    • Using real-life examples to help children understand abstract concepts
                    • Encouraging children to ask questions and explore their learning in a safe and supportive environment
                    • Providing opportunities for children to work collaboratively and learn from each other.

                    That being said, it's understandable that not all topics can be covered in depth due to time constraints and other factors. By providing curriculum guides for each year group and fully mapping out the curriculum, you're offering a valuable resource for teachers and parents to support children's learning outside of the classroom.

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