Our Geography Co-ordinator is Mrs O’Neil.

 

  Autumn 1 Spring 1 Summer 1 Key Skills
Year 1 The U.K UK Place Study Weather and Places Use basic geographical vocabulary.

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom.

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

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.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills.

 

Year 2 Oceans and Continents Non-European Place Study The Beach Use basic geographical vocabulary.

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

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.

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

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

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills.

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Year 3 The U.K UK Place Study Volcanoes and Earthquakes Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom

Describe and understand key aspects of

volcanoes and earthquakes.

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.

Use the eight points of a compass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Europe European Place Study Water and Climate Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia).

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and

physical geography of a region in a European country .

Describe and understand key aspects of the water cycle and types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links.

 

 

Year 5 North and South America North and South America Place Study Rainforests Locate the world’s countries using maps to focus on North and South America.

Describe and understand key aspects of

biomes and vegetation belts.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of  region within North or South America.

 

 

 

 

Year 6

 

The World World Place Study Rivers and Mountains 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 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.

Describe and understand key aspects of

Rivers and mountains and climate zones..

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) .