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Progression of Geographical Skills

Year Groups

N.C. in bold

Reference skills

Using the compass

Making maps/using sources

Fieldwork

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Y1 & 2

use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

 

Use globes maps and plans on varying scales.

use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map

use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

 

Use secondary sources of

information.

Make maps and plans with keys, with help.

use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

Recognise changes in physical and human features.

Recognise changes that occur in the environment

 

Appreciate how the environment can be sustained and improved.

Y3 & 4

use maps, atlases, globes to locate countries and describe features studied

 

To use atlases, globes, maps and plans at a range of scales.

 

use the eight points of a compass, four figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

use digital/ computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

To draw simple plans and maps with a key. Know and use some OS map symbols.

 

use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Collect and record evidence

and begin to offer explanations.

Recognise the way people can improve, sustain or damage the environment.

Y 5 & 6

use maps, atlases, globes and digital/ computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

Investigate and use an

increasing range of primary and secondary sources of

information.

use the eight points of a compass, four  and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

use digital/ computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

 

To draw plans and maps at a range of scales. Devise detailed keys based on OS symbols.

 

use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Recognise the way places fit into a wider geographical context, such as part of a larger region or country and are interdependent. Explain how some geographical features are made.

Recognise the way people can improve, sustain or damage the environment and how decisions concerning places / environment affect people’s future quality of life.

'From tiny acorns, great forests grow.'
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