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Year 3

Stone Age to Iron Age

(History)

Within a historical context children explore types of settlements, land use and distribution of natural resources.

Location, Location, Location

Children continue to develop their map skills, looking at continents and countries around the world but with a focus on the UK and southern England. Children explore physical and human features of UK, climate, changes to the landscape over time and their uses. Children explore the similarities and differences between village, town and city settings and compare their local area to an American location.

Invaders and Settlers

(History)

 

Year 4

Planet Earth

Children continue to develop their map skills, locating countries (including Russia) using digital maps and atlases. Children continue exploring the physical geography of the world and its processes, with focus on tectonic plates – earthquakes, volcanoes.

 

Anglo Saxons

Within a historical context children explore types of settlements and locations, land use and distribution of natural resources.

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India

During the topic children explore and develop map skills using a variety of maps, atlases, globes and digital images. They identify physical and human geography features and with focus on India the children explore land use and compare and contrast locations in India and UK. Children explore climate, vegetation, and types of settlements, trade and natural resources.

Vikings

Within a historical context children explore types of settlements, land use, distribution of natural resources and trade links.

Year 5

Rivers

During the topic children explore the physical features of a river, river processes and continue to develop map skills. They develop their field work through observations, recording data and sketching. Children learn about the water cycle and the importance of water. Children develop their understanding of topographical features such hills, mountains, coasts and how land changes over time. They explore different localities with focus on the major rivers (North America). Children continue to explore the interactions between human and physical geography including trade, economic activity and natural resources.

Ancient Greeks

(History)

Within a historical context children continue to explore map skills, key topographical features (human and physical), extend knowledge and understanding beyond the UK. They explore types of settlements, climate, natural resources, and how land use changes over time.

Changes in Monarchy

(History)

Year 6

Rainforests

Children continue to work with map on different scales. They further develop geographical vocabulary use and understanding. Field work is carried out focusing on; environmental regions, land use and how humans can have a negative effect on the environment, local land use and how it has changed over time. They compare; British forests and forests around the world, climate zones, vegetation types, biomes, economic activity and trade links and natural resources. Children also explore South American localities through their Literacy work.

The Mayans

(History)

Children continue to develop their map skills and carry out virtual tours of localities using ICT. They explore climate, latitude, longitude, and location of equator, history of economy, trade and vegetation. Children compare to the UK and explore South American localities through their Literacy work.

Ancient Civilisations

(History)

Within a historical context, children locate countries and geographical features. Explore types of settlement and how these evolved.

Geography Curriculum

What is Geography?

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

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