Upper Foundation Stage 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum geography is covered through the area of learning entitled ‘Understanding the World’ and through the strand entitled ‘The World’.  Geographical knowledge and skills are covered through the following learning objectives:

  • Enjoys playing with small-world models such as a farm, a garage or a train track. (22-36 months)
  • Notices detailed features of objects in their environment. (22-36 months)
  • Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world. (30-50 months)
  • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. (30-50 months)
  • Talks about why things happen and how things work. (30-50 months)
  • Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes overtime. (30-50 months)
  • Shows care and concern for living things and the environment. (30-50 months)
  • Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change. (40-60+ months)

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.  (Early Learning Goal) 


Upper Foundation Stage - Long Term Map

Upper Foundation Stage - Vocabulary