St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Geography in the EYFS

At St Pius X Geography coverage and progression begin the the EYFS. The main objectives our pupils will cover can be found below.

Understanding the World

In the EYFS children learn about Geography through the 'Understanding the World' element of the curriculum. The Statutory Framework for the EYFS (2017) states, 'Understanding the world 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.'

Our primary learning objectives for Geography in the EYFS can be found below.

Through their learning children will begin to:

  • Explore their outdoor area, school grounds and local environment.
  • Identify some of the physical and human features they observe during these visits
  • Notice and describe some of these features using appropriate geographical vocabulary and simple map work.
  • Recognise and describe some of the features of the United Kingdom and other countries which are different from the environment in which they live.
  • Describe some similarities and differences between their home and the homes of children living in other countries.
  • Recognise some similarities in the way that children live in other parts of the world.
  • Understand that children’s lives in other countries may be different to their own.
  • Build a rich bank of vocabulary to describe a range of environments.
  • Establish an awareness that environments change.
  • Understand the purpose of a map.


Where does Miss Milligan live? Ireland

Reception learned all about where Miss Milligan is from!

They began by identifying what an address is and discussed the school’s address and most of the children knew what street they lived on too!

It did get a little tricky when we started talking about our town and county! But, on the map, we could all see that Cumbria was coloured in blue!

We spoke about different ways we could travel to Northern Ireland - by plane or ferry! ✈️ ⛴

Everyone was able to point to Cumbria on the map and move their finger across the water to Northern Ireland. Some were able to point straight to Northern Ireland before being asked!