Geography

Subject Intent

At Bridgewater Park Primary School we intend to provide Geography lessons which provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop an understanding of where they live, the wider world and their place in it. The curriculum is designed to develop locational and place knowledge and geographical skills that are progressive, as well as transferrable to other curriculum areas.

 

Two-Year Rolling Programme for Key Stage 1 & 2

 

Year A

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

KS1

Continents & Oceans

Local Area  

Hot & Cold Places

NC PoS KS1

  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as other countries, continents and oceans

 

  • Use simple compass directions ad locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of the surrounding environment
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of the surrounding environment

LKS2

North America

Climate Zones

Rivers

NC PoS KS2

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Understand geographical 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
  • Use eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key to build their knowledge of the UK and the wider world
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies

 

UKS2

United Kingdom

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

European Region - Greece 

NC PoS KS2

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical feature, and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

  • Understand geographical 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
  • Use eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key to build their knowledge of the UK and the wider world

 

Year B

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

KS1

Countries & Capitals

Contrasting Locality – Mugumareno Village, Zambia

Countryside to Coast

NC PoS KS1

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as other countries, continents and oceans
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks, basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and humans features
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks, basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies

LKS2

South America

France  

Rainforests

NC PoS KS2

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Understand geographical 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
  • Use eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key to build their knowledge of the UK and the wider world
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

 

UKS2

Map Skills

 Local Area - Liverpool

Mountains

NC PoS KS2

  • 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
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied  
  • Understand geographical 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
  • Use eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key to build their knowledge of the UK and the wider world
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies

 

 

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