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Progression of Geographical Vocabulary

2019-2020

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KS1

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 1

town

city

map

Manchester

London

England

polar

season

weather

river

sea

ocean

hill

village

river

beach

ocean

coast

Year 2

countries

capitals

route

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

habitat

settlement

climate

source

mouth

reservoir

factory

reservoir

vegetation

cliff

harbour

tourism

LKS2

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 3

natural

man made

distribution

lower course

middle course

upper course

mainland

Mediterranean Sea

Athens

industry

trade links

natural resources

 

Longdendale

valley

National Park

excavate

quarry

oil rig

Year 4

human

physical

geology

tributaries

levees

meanders

mountainous

Aegean Sea

Balkan Peninsula

agricultural

industrial

exports

glacial

elevation

Bleaklow

ore

minerals

fossil fuels

UKS2

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. Physical

geography of the USA.

 

Scale. Physical

geography of California.

North America. States of the USA.

Year 5

6 figure coordinates

8 point compass

navigation

 

climate change

climate zones

endangered

political

economic

physical geography

Lima

El Nino

date of independence

 

vegetation belts

land use patterns

contour lines

Mount Whitney

Death Valley

Sierra Nevada

 

Year 6

topography

GIS system

Ordnance Survey

deforestation

biomes

greenhouse gases

latitude

longitude

Tropic of Cancer

southern hemisphere

Tropic of Capricorn

democratic republic

 

Appalachian Mountains

Rocky Mountains

interior plains

 

tectonic plates

San Andreas fault

federal republic

'From tiny acorns, great forests grow.'
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