Geography 2020-2021

Curriculum Intent

- Developing learning about people and places, where pupils know more and can do more

- Developing locational and place knowledge

- Developing the understanding of human and physical geography

- Considering depth and breadth and curriculum content

- Ensuring exposure and immersion in high quality texts linked to topics

- A mastery approach to embed key skills into long-term memory

- Listening to the pupil voice to address and respond to any misconceptions

- Reviewing and evaluating curriculum design keeping impact for pupils at the heart

- Clear curriculum leadership and ownership to provide the highest quality education

Please see the document links at the end of this page to learn about the full Geography Curriculum.

In Nursery, pupils will talk about their immediate surroundings: their homes and the area they live in. Pupils will enjoy playing with small world models such as farm, a garage or a train track.
In Reception, children will talk about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They will make observations of the environment and explain why some things occur and talk about changes.
Year 1
In Year 1, pupils will talk about people and places beyond their local environment. They will be able to name and locate the four countries making up the British Isles and the capital cities. Pupils will explore the weather in the world and where it is hotter and colder and why this is.
Year 2
In Year 2, pupils will further learn about the four countries which make up the British Isles and know the main river running through each country. They will know the surrounding seas of the United Kingdom as well as locate and name continents on a World map. Pupils will compare a local village/town with a contrasting village/town in a different country.

Year 3
In Year 3, children will be able to describe and understand key aspects of physical geography features: hills, coasts, mountains, coasts, rivers and understand how these have changed over time. Pupils will learn about different types of settlement - villages, towns and cities.
Year 4
In Year 4, pupils learn to be able to locate the worlds countries, using maps to focus on Europe (inc the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and other major cities.
Year 5
In Year 5, outcomes include: To be able to locate the main countries in Europe and North or South America. Locate and name principal cities. To be able to locate and name the main counties and cities in England. To be able to link with History and compare land use maps of UK from past with the present, focusing on land use. To be able to identify the position and significance of latitude/longitude and the Greenwich Meridian. Linking with science, time zones, night and day
Year 6
In Year 6, pupils will be able to describe and understand key aspects of Physical geography including: coasts, rivers and the water cycle including transpiration; climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. Pupils learn about volcanoes and earthquakes, looking at plate tectonics and the ring of fire. 
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Document Links
Please see the document links below for further information.

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