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Geography

Subject Leader: Mrs S. Nichol

 

Geography Curriculum

Geography is part of our broad and rich curriculum. We believe that Geography should inspire our children to think about the wonderfully diverse world around them. It should help them to be curious about their place in the world and their responsibilities towards it. We give our children the opportunity to develop their geographical knowledge, as well as their fieldwork and observational skills.

Curriculum Coverage

At the Foundation Stage the early stages of Geography are covered through Understanding of The World (People and communities / The World), working towards the Early Learning Goals. Throughout the year we cover these areas through our 6 themes. Some of the things that we look at are the local neighbourhood, people and places of the world and changes in the seasons. A class trip last summer covered elements of early fieldwork.

From Year 1 Key Learning will cover Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Knowledge and Geographical  Skills, such as mapping.

 

At Key Stage 1 we will study:

  • the local area
  • knowledge about continents, oceans, UK counties and capitals
  • an area in the UK
  • a contrasting  non- European area
  • weather in the UK
  • hot and cold areas of the world
  • geographical vocabulary    

 

At Key Stage 2 we will study:

  • the local area
  • name and locate counties and cities of the UK
  • name and locate world’s countries, the Equator, the Tropics, Hemispheres, Meridians,  Arctic and Antarctic
  • region of the UK
  • region of North or South America
  • physical Geography (eg. climate zone)
  • human geography (eg. settlement and land use)      

Geography Overview

 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

1

Local area with fieldwork and mapping

UK – identify countries and capital cities

 Weather patterns in the UK

2

A small area of the UK where I live and play

A small area in a contrasting non-European community

Seasonal and daily weather

The region where I live

 

Volcanoes and earthquakes

A region in the UK – Lake District

 

A contrasting region in the UK -Whitby

 

A contrasting European country

Key aspects of rivers and settlements (The Nile)

5

Local area- WW1 link

South America -Settlements

Similarities and differences between countries

6

Biomes

 

 

Economic activity including trade links (UK)

North America and mountains

 

 

Geography Throughout Our School

Pupil Voice - Our Favourite Lessons

I know about countries and the whole world. Year 1  

We found out lots about Australia. Year 2

We did a lesson about Volcanoes- we made the layers out of biscuits!  Year 3

I love using Google maps on the computer. Year 3

I liked making Austria posters- you could do what you want and show off your facts. year 4

We used shaving cream to find out about mountains folds. Year 4

I like using the Atlases.  Year 5 

The Trading game was a good way to find out how countries trade. Year 6 

The Biomes lessons were really interesting. Year 6 

 

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