Geography

If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum other than that stated below, Skills Booklets are available from the school office which show all the objectives that children will be taught in all year groups for each subject. These booklets will be sent out at the start of each academic year.

 Additionally, you can find the National Curriculum at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview or ask for a copy from the school office.

 

Our children experience geography as a practical subject, where they investigate their own environment and have opportunities to work outside the school through trips and field studies.  As the children move through the school they learn to understand how the geography of a region plays a part in the culture that develops.  They are also taught to be aware of the changing world in which we live and of the various factors which influence our environment.

 

All children will develop:

 

  • a sense of geographical enquiry and the skills with which to investigate
  • knowledge and understanding of places
  • knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes
  • knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development

 

Key Stage one – Geography skills (Y1/2) 2016-17

Locational Knowledge

·         Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Place Knowledge

·         Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non- European country.

Human and physical geography

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

·         Key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

·         Key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Geographical skills and fieldwork

·         Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language (for example, near and far, left and right), to describe the location of features and routes on a map

·         Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Geography Skills    Maple Class (Y3)       2016-17

Locational Knowledge

·         Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.

 

·         Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Human and Physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

·         Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

·         Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

Geography Skills   Willow Class (Y4/5)     2016-17

Locational Knowledge

 

·         Name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

·         Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Place Knowledge

·         Understand the geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America

Geographical skills and fieldwork

·         Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

·         Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

·         Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Geography Skills     Birch Class (Y6)       2016-17

Locational Knowledge

 

·         Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.

 

·         Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

 

Human and Physical geography

·         Describe and understand key aspects of:

·         Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

·         Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Geographical skills and fieldwork

·         Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

·         Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

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