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Geography

Mrs H Bloor

Geography Subject Leader


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In Nursery and Reception children learn about the similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They also talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments may vary from one another.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 Geography is delivered through four strands:

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Year 1

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas

Year 2

  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Year 3

  • Name and locate the counties and cities of the UK

Year 4

  • Name and identify the geographical regions in the UK and know their characteristics, topographical features and land use patterns

Years 5 and 6

Identify the position and significance of:

  • latitude and longitude
  • The Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Arctic and Antarctic Circles
  • Greenwich Meridian and time zones

Year 1

  • Understand a small ares of the UK and know the physical features and the difference people have made to it

Year 2

  • Understand a small area of a non-European country and know the key physical features, the difference people have made to it and the similarities and differences to a place studied in the UK

Year 3

  • Study of the human and physical geography of a region of the UK

Year 4

  • Study of the human and physical geography of a region of a European country
  • Recognise the similarities and differences with a region in the UK

Year 5

  • Study of the human and physical geography of a region of North America
  • Compare the North American region to those in a European region in the UK

Year 6

  • Study of the human and physical geography of a region of South America
  • Compare the South American region to those in North America, a European region and in the UK

Years 1 and 2

  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK
  • Use geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features
  • Describe the human features of an area
  • Identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world

Years 3 and 4

  • Describe and understand the key features of a climate zone, mountain, river and volcano
  • Understand the distribution of natural resources within the UK and Europe
  • Understand the important trade links with Europe

Years 5 and 6

  • Describe and understand the key features of a biome, earthquake, vegetation belt and water cycle
  • Understand the distribution of natural resources within North and South America
  • Understand the important trade links with North and South America

Year 1

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Use simple directional language
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds
  • Locate physical and human objects from aerial photographs
  • Use a basic map to locate position

Year 2

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Use compass directions to describe the position of a location
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the area surrounding the school
  • Draw simple maps
  • Make a key of symbols used in a map

Year 3

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping software to locate cities

Year 4

  • Use OS maps to build their knowledge of the UK
  • Use 4-figure grid references to locate position
  • Use map symbols and OS key

Year 5

  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features of the local area
  • Present information by sketching maps
  • Sketch a plan of a building

Year 6

  • Present fieldwork information using graphs and digital technologies
  • Use 6-figure grid references to locate position