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Geography across the year groups

Geography across the year groups

 

Year 1 

  • Exploring the locality of the school with a focus on diversity, human and physical features
  • Exploring in detail, the four countries of the United Kingdom
  • Locating the continents of the world
  • Climate and weather
  • Arctic and Southern oceans
  • Australia - with a focus on animals and Aboriginal people

 

Year 2

  • Exploring the local area of Milton Keynes with a focus on diversity, human and physical features
  • Exploring capital cities of the four countries of the United Kingdom
  • Climate and extreme weather
  • Indian, Pacific, Atlantic oceans
  • Revisiting continents
  • Australia - with a focus on Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest

 

Year 3

  • Tropics/Equator/Hemispheres
  • A focus on some of the human and physical features within Europe
  • Locating countries within Europe
  • A focus on the boundaries and landmass of European countries
  • Within Europe - A focus on mountains, rivers and population
  • Within landscapes - A focus on the formation of mountains and rivers and weathering (chemical and mechanical)
  • The water cycle
  • Climate change
  • International trade - A focus on where food comes from and natural resources we use as a planet.
  • Transportation - A focus on local transportation, moving to national and international modes of transport.

 

Year 4

  • Hemispheres (eastern/western) /Longitude and Latitude
  • A focus on the human/physical features and human/physical processes within Europe
  • Within Europe - A focus on locating mountains and rivers as well as comparing populations
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes - Plate tectonics. Pacific Ring of Fire and the impact they have on different places in the world
  • Erosion and disposition - A focus on rivers, coasts and management of erosion
  • Water cycle - clouds and precipitation
  • Climate change - A focus on the main causes and how this can affect animals and humans

 

Year 5

  • Features of maps and 4 grid references
  • Exploring different countries within North America
  • Ocean currents
  • Within North America - comparing populations, locating rivers and mountains
  • Biomes - Freshwater, Desert, Tundra Taiga, Grassland and Deciduous Forest

 

Year 6

  • Features of maps and 6 grid references
  • Exploring different countries within South America
  • Within South America - comparing populations, locating rivers and mountains
  • Biomes - Ice, Rainforest, Savannah and Marine
  • Climate zones
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