Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together






  • Engage in studying the wider world, people, places and the environment
  • Develop an age-appropriate understanding of British and World News
  • Adopt an enquiry approach to geographical topics and areas of study
  • Appreciate the wider world by making links to broaden understanding
  • Develop global environmental responsibilities





At Ashton under Hill First School we follow a rolling programme of topics which are adapted to cover the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The long term plan was developed in discussion with Bredon Hill Academy to ensure total coverage across all of KS2.

Each of the topics allow for a range of activities addressing map work skills, knowledge of the world and Geographical enquiry.

Every topic has a Matrix which outlines the learning in more detail. Click on the appropriate Key Stage tab to view these documents.


The curriculum for the children is based around the Early Years Framework

Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment.

Understanding the World is broken down into three aspects:

  • Past and Present
  • People, Culture and Communities
  • The Natural World

People, Culture and Communities is the strand that is the most relevant to their early Geographical understanding. 

They follow a child led approach to their learning alongside the themes and topics.

People, Culture and Communities 

By the end of the year these are their Early Learning Goals:

  • Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps.
  • Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
  • Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and (when appropriate) maps

 Key Stage 1 Matrices

Around the World Beside The Seaside Protect Our Planet Street Detectives What Lies Beneath Where In The World 

Key Stage 2 Matrices

Wonderful WorcestershireCiao ItaliaExplore The UK Protecting Our Futures Raging Rivers Violent Earth Weather Watch

Open here for Geography Skills Progression Document

Open here for Whole School Curriculum Map


 By the end of Key Stage 2, be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the wider world, people, places and the environment.
  • Use an enquiry approach to learning.
  • Make links between people and places and their actions.
  • Reflect on our diverse and multicultural world.
  • Know how to live sustainably.