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Geography Statement

Geography at Prince Rock Primary School

Geography, we believe, can inspire children with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It, therefore, forms an important part of the curriculum and is taught individually as well as being incorporated across other areas of the curriculum such as literacy, art and dance. Detailed below is an overview of what your child will learn in Geography through each of the key stages.

 

In Key Stage 1 children will develop their knowledge about the United Kingdom and their own locality. They’ll learn how to use maps, atlases and globes as well as learn simple compass directions. The children will also study seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and look at the hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.

 

In Key Stage 2 the children will look to extend their knowledge to beyond their local area and will study Europe as well as North and South America. They will begin to look at similarities and differences of human geography such as types of settlement and land use. They will also study physical geography elements such as climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will continue to use maps, atlases and globes and will use the 8 points of the compass in their work. They will start to consider the use of four and six figure grid references and ordinance survey maps.

 

Progression will be assessed through evaluation of your child’s written work and consideration of their responses and contributions to discussions. You will also, at the end of every year, receive an age-related assessment.

 

 

 

 

Autumn A

Spring A

Summer A

Autumn B

Spring B

Summer B

Year R

The Gruffalo

Autumn/

Winter Christmas

G- Why don’t penguins need to fly?

Animals

Homes

Traditional Tales

Under the Sea

Sally and the Limpet

G – Why do we love being beside the seaside so much?

The Gruffalo

Autumn

Winter Christmas

G- Why don’t penguins need to fly?

Snail & Whale

Sally and the Limpet

G – Why do we love being beside the seaside so much?

Traditional Tales

Farms

Year 1 & 2

Good to be me

H - The lives of significant individuals in the past

H/G - History & Geography of our own locality

What is the geography of where I live?

 

H - Changes within living memory

G – How does the weather affect our lives?

H - Events –eg. the Great Fire of London

 

G – Brazil

Why does it matter where our food comes from?

H/G

Pirates

 

 

Year 3

H - Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

G - Plymouth & contrasting area –

How and why is my local environment changing?

H - local history

What was it like to be a child in Plymouth during WW2?

 

H - Stone Age to the Iron Age

G – Rivers / water

TERM 3

What is a river?

TERM 4

Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?

H - Ancient Egyptians

H - Roman Empire

H - Roman Empire

 

Year 4

H - Anglo-Saxons

G - Plymouth & contrasting area –

How and why is my local environment changing?

H - local history

What was it like to be a child in Plymouth during WW2?

 

 

H - Anglo-Saxons

G – Rivers / water

TERM 3

What is a river?

TERM 4

Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?

H - Ancient Egyptians

H - The Vikings

H - The Vikings

 

Year 5 & 6

H - Ancient Greece

 

G – Europe

Why are mountains so important?

 

H – an early non-European society

H - Victorian Railways

G – North America

Beyond the Magic Kingdom: what is the Sunshine State really like?

H – an early non-European society

MAD

How can we live more sustainably?

MAD

Why is fair trade fair?

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