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Geography

 

Welcome to the Geography page of our school website!

 

All about Geography.

 

A high-quality geography education should inspire children's curiosty and fascination in the world and the people that live in their world. Teaching geography should enable children to then have the knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a great understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes.

Our aims for Geography.

 

The national curriculuum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places - both terrestrial and marine - including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

          - collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldworld that deepen       their understanding of geographical processes.

          - interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including map, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

          - communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.            

    

                                                                      

Subject content for Geography.

 

 Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop knoweldge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocalbulary relating to human and physical geogrpahy and begin to use geographical skills, including fist-hand observation, to enhance theur locational awareness.

 

Pupils should be taught to:

 

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans.
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. 

 

Place knowledge

  • 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.

 

Human and physical geography

  • 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 basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features.

 

  Geographical skills and fieldword

  • 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, West) and locational and directional language (e.g. 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 basi human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

Key Stage 2

Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world's most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

 

Pupils should be taught to:

 

Locational knowledge

  • locate the world's countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.
  • name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
  • idenitfy the position and siginificance of lattutude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Artctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones.

 

Place knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European Country, and a region within North or South America.

 

Human and physical geography

  • describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography.

 

  Geographical skills and fieldword

  • use maps, atlases and 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 Ordinance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and 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.

 

                                          

 

 Year 5 map reading for work on the Amazon Rainforest.

 

     

 

     

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