Geography

Key
Stage
Year
Key Stage 1 1 Location Knowledge

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

Place Knowledge

  • Study of the human and physical geography of Aspley / + school
  • Similarities and differences between a rural and urban area

Human and Physical Geography

  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK (Key vocab: season/weather)

Fieldwork and Skills

  • Use maps of the UK to locate the 4 countries and capital cities
  • Know the 4 compass points
  • Use of directional language – near, far, left, right
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study their school and the surrounding areas.                                                                             
2 Location Knowledge

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

Place Knowledge

  • Study of the human and physical geography of Nottingham.
  • Similarities and differences between Nottingham and a small contrasting Non-European country.

Human and Physical Geography

  • Location of hot and cold places in the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Pole.
  • Key vocab: physical – beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, small valley, vegetation, season and weather.
  • Human: City, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour, shop.

Fieldwork and Skills

  • Use maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.
  • Devise a simple map and use and construct basic symbols in a key.
  • Recognise landmarks and identify physical and human features (Ariel photographs)

 

Lower Key Stage 2 3 Location Knowledge

  • Name and locate the counties and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their human and physical characteristics (Hills, mountains, coasts, rivers)

Place Knowledge

  • Understanding geographical similarities and differences through the study of physical and human geography in the region of the UK

Human and Physical Geography

  • Types of settlement and land use in the UK (possibility of comparing 4 areas in the UK North, East, South, West)

Fieldwork and Skills

  • Use maps, atlases and globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

 

4 Location Knowledge

  • Locate the worlds countries using maps to focus on Europe (Including the location of Russia and North and South America)
  • Physical and human characteristics countries and major cities

Place Knowledge

  • As year 3 but with a region of a European Country.

Human and Physical Geography

  • Rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes (Please do not do the river Nile as Year 5 cover this in their Egypt topic).

Fieldwork and Skills

  • As above for year 3 plus introducing the eight points of a compass.

 

Upper Key Stage 2 5 Location Knowledge

  • A place in the UK and a place in Europe – compare and study land use patterns understand how some of the aspects have changed over time.

Place Knowledge

  • Geographical similarities and differences through the study of physical and human geography of a region in Africa.

Fieldwork and Skills

  • Use fieldwork to measure and record physical features (rainfall) and use measuring skills to create graphs of the findings.                                                                                                 

 

6 Location Knowledge

  • Identify the position and significance of latitude and longitude, equator, northern and southern hemisphere, the tropics of cancer and Capricorn, artic and Antarctic circle the prime / Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night) 

Place Knowledge

  • As year 5 but with South and North America.

Human and Physical Geography

  • Human geography – economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Fieldwork and Skills

  • Use the 8 points of a compass, 5 and to figure grid references, symbols and key including use of ordnance survey maps to build knowledge of the UK and the world.

 

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