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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Geography

KS1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

1/2

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

A

 

 

Name, locate and identify the 4 countries and capital cities of UK – National emblems and flags

 

Know the location of the Equator and North and South Poles and the location of hot and cold areas of the world

 

 

 

B

Seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK –across the year

 

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

 

Similarities and differences between Reading today and Non-European country – human and physical geography

 

 

Key skills

  • To identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK
  • Use vocabulary associated with the seasons and weather; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, cold, warm, hot, wind, dry, rain, shower, drizzle, sleet, hail, ice, snow, sun, cloud, storm, thunder, lightning, fog, mist, temperature
  • Use a world map, atlas and globe to identify the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK, the world’s oceans and continents, the position of the Equator, North and South Poles and the location of the hot and cold areas of the world
  • Use N S E W compass directions
  • Use locational and directional language to describe location of features and routes on a map; left, right, straight on, above, below, alongside, beneath, next to, adjacent to, after, before, amongst, between, in front of, behind
  •  Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features
  • To devise a simple map and basic symbols on a key
  • Understand basic geographical vocabulary including; beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season, weather, city, town, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour, shop
  • Use simple field work and observational skills to study geography of school and grounds and surrounding area
  • Communicate geographical information through description, pictures and simple maps

 

LKS2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

3/4

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

 

A

Greater London, South East and South West – counties, cities, hills, mountains, coasts, rivers  and land use patterns – have these changed over time?

 

 

 

The water cycle – physical aspects; evaporation, condensation, precipitation, clouds, streams, rivers, oceans, surface water run-off, ground water store

 

 

Europe, including Russia – environmental regions, key physical characteristics and human characteristics; settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water, countries and major cities

 

 

 

 

B

East of England, East and West Midlands and Wales - counties, cities, hills, mountains, coasts, rivers and land use patterns – have these changed over time?

Earth’s Forces - Volcanoes and Earthquakes. – physical aspects; fault, mantle, crust, core, lava, vent, conduit, eruption, magma, crater, ash, pyroclastic flow, active, dormant, extinct, seismic wave, Richter scale, epicentre, magnitude, plate tectonics, continents, tsunami

 

South America and North America - environmental regions, key physical characteristics and human characteristics; settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water, countries and major cities

Key skills

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to locate countries and describe features
  • Use 8 points of the compass and 4 figure grid references
  • Use simple symbols and key on OS maps
  • Use field work to observe, measure and record human and physical features and communicate findings including use of sketch maps, plans, graphs and digital technologies

 

UKS2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Terms 5 & 6

Year

5/6

Change For The Better?

What Have they taught Us?

Where Would We Be Without Water?

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

Our Beautiful World

 

 

 

A

North East and North West of England, Yorkshire and the Humber and Scotland - counties, cities, hills, mountains, coasts, rivers and land use patterns – have these changed over time?

 

 

Rivers – physical aspects; source, tributary, stream, waterfall, lake, meander, flood plain, erosion, sediment, mouth, estuary, sea, fresh water, salt water,

 

 

 

Similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the UK, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America

 

 

 

 

B

World climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts – physical aspects;

 

Mountains – physical aspects; summit, slope, V shaped valley, U shaped valley, ridge, plateau, shallow, steep, face, cliff,  glaciers, avalanche, altitude,

 

 

 

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)

Key skills

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to locate countries and describe features
  • Use 8 points of the compass and 6 figure grid references
  • Use all symbols and key on OS maps
  • Use different types of field work sampling; random and systematic, to observe, measure and record human and physical features
  • Record results and geographical information in a variety of ways, appropriate to audience, including writing at length
  • Create detailed, labelled maps of locations identifying patterns such as: land use, climate zones, population densities, height of land 
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