Year 2 Content

At the end of Year 2 most children should

  • be able to locate and name an increasing range of key places on a world map (for example the 7 continents, the 5 oceans)
  • describe the characteristics of at least one area of the UK
  • describe the characteristics of a non-European country and contrast it with the UK
  • have a developing geographical vocabulary to describe human and physical features, (eg urban, rural, climate, soil, vegetation, climate, port, office)
  • make sense of features in an aerial photograph and relate it to a plan or map
  • know the points of a compass (North, South, East, West, NE, SE, NW, SW)
  • draw a simple map or plan with a key
  • be able to find key features on  maps of different scales (globes, world maps, atlases, digital/ electronic maps)
  • make observations and ask their own questions about different places
  • have a growing understanding of the relationship between human and physical features
  • be able to observe, record and communicate in different ways (speaking, drawing, measuring, collecting and presenting data, taking photographs and writing or using digital technologies)