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Geography

The Duke of Norfolk CE Primary

Geography

Purpose of study

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims

The national curriculum 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 fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, 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.

Intent

We intend to provide a high-quality geography education, which inspires in pupils to be curious and fascinated about the world. The curriculum is designed so that progressively, each year, pupils build their knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, as well as an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They will develop an understanding of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Pupils will develop their knowledge of the location of significant places and processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world. Pupils will learn to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes; interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

 

Geography Long Term Plan Cycle 1

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1 and 2

 

 

Countries and

capitals in the UK

Where they live.

Route to school.

Route around school. Maps

 

Cities in the UK

The countries in

the UK

 

 

 

Polar regions,

habitats, settlements and climate.

 

Rivers, seas and oceans. Local waterways.

 

Local geography land use.

 

 

Seaside towns on the coast.

 

Year 3 and 4

 

Different rocks –

geographical

wonders from

around the world

Features of rivers,

the impact of

flooding (the Nile)

The physical and

political

geography of Greece

Trade and

industry in the

Mediterranean.

Topographical

features of the

countryside

Minerals and

mines in the UK.

Mining industry

Minerals found in the uk e.g. tin

mines in Cornwall,

Year 5 and 6

 

 

GIS systems, world maps. 4 figure coordinates. 8-point compass.

 

 

Environmental geography, recycling, pollution.

 

Political, economic and physical geography of Mexico.

 

 

Political, economic and physical geography of Peru.

 

Contours and physical geography of the USA

 

Scale. Physical geography of California. North America. States of the USA

 

Geography Long Term Plan Cycle 2

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1 and 2

 

Countryside- physical features

Countries of the UK. Main cities in the UK.

 

 

 

Crystals and rock formations

Geographical wonders in the UK

 

Glossop, road maps and

directions. Routes and journeys.

 

River fieldwork, features of rivers.

 

 

Countries of Europe, flags borders

 

Islands around the UK.

Year 3 and 4

 

The physical and political geography of Italy.

 

Climate and the 7 biomes on Earth.

 

The water cycle. Extreme weather events.

 

4 figure coordinates, 8

point compass. Local geography.

 

 

Political and physical

geography of Scandinavia

 

 

Earthquakes and volcanoes.

Year 5 and 6

 

Intensive and

free-range farming. Where food comes from?

 

 

Local geography fieldwork – land use of Glossop: now and 1900

 

Trade and its

impact on settlements. The impact of the industrial revolution on towns and cities

 

Political,

economic and physical geography of Russia.

Europe before and after the war.

 

 

Dinosaurs and the

Jurassic Coast

Gradient, hills,

and local fieldwork.

 

'From tiny acorns, great forests grow.'
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