Geography in Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Learning Goal – Understanding the World – People and Communities

In EYFS, pupils follow the strand in the framework: Understanding of the World - People and Communities. This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. They also explore similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

 

Learning:

People and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Examples of Topics:

The 4 countries of the UK (linked with a topic such as Celebrations or Wild Animals)

Looking at the Wider World: Oceans and River

Volcanoes

Features of Our Local Area