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Geography across the year groups

Geography across the year groups

 

Year 1 

  • The four countries of the United Kingdom
  • Basic understanding of the continents 
  • Climate and weather
  • Arctic and Southern oceans
  • Australia - with a focus on animals and Sydney

 

Year 2

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

 

Year 3

  • Tropics/Equator/Hemispheres
  • A focus on the north and west of Europe
  • Within Europe - A focus on mountains, rivers and population
  • Within landscapes - A focus on mountains, rivers and weathering
  • The water cycle
  • Climate change
  • International trade - A focus on tourism, food and natural resources
  • Transportation - National and cities

 

Year 4

  • Hemispheres/Longitude and Latitude
  • A focus on the south and east of Europe
  • Within Europe - A focus on mountains, river and population
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes - Plate tectonics. Pacific Ring of Fire and the impact
  • Transportation - National and international
  • Erosion and disposition - A focus on rivers, coasts and management
  • Water cycle - clouds and precipitation

 

Year 5

  • Features of maps and 4 grid references
  • Exploring different countries within North America
  • Ocean currents
  • Within North America - population, 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 - population, rivers and mountains
  • Biomes - Ice, Rainforest, Savannah and Marine
  • Climate zones
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