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1 Stamford Green Primary School Geography Curriculum Map

2 Contents Page Essential characteristics of effective coders and users of technology Page 3 Aims of the National Curriculum Page 4 Early Years Early Learning Goals and Expectations of skills Page 5 Year 1 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Page 6 Year 2 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Pages 7-8 Year 3 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Page 9 Year 4 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Page 10 Year 5 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Page 11 Year 6 Programme of study and Expectation of skills Page 12 2

3 Essential characteristics of Geographers An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated. An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary. Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques. The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings. Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter. Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques. A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. The ability to express well balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment. Chris Quigley Essentials 3

4 Aims of the National Curriculum 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 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: o Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. o Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). o Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and writing at length. 4

5 Early Years Early Learning Goals Area of EYFS curriculum Early Learning Goals The World Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Early Years Expectations of skills Expectations Talk about features of the immediate environment and how environments may differ from one another. Know about similarities in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. Make observations about animals and plants and explain why some things occur. Talk about changes in environments. 5

6 Year 1 Programme of study Theme title Programme of study Stories we love Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location and features and routes on a map. Who lives in a house like this? 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. Sensational world 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. I live in Epsom 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. Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its Countries. Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features. Year 1 Expectations of skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Ask and answer geographical questions. Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. Use aerial images and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic physical features. Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. Investigating patterns Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. Identify land use around the school. Communicating geographically Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. 6

7 Year 2 - Programme of study Theme title Programme of study Human Planet Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South poles. Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans studied. Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-european country. Wild Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans studied. Life on the sea Name and locate the world s seven continents and five oceans. Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. Devise a simple map and use and construct basic symbols in a key. Year 2 Expectation of skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Identify the key features of a location in order to say whether it is a town, city, village, coastal or rural area. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied. Name and locate the world s continents and oceans. Investigating patterns Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom and of a contrasting non- European country. 7

8 Identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Communicating geographically Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features. Use compass directions and locational language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. Use simple grid references. 8

9 Year 3 - Programme of study Theme title Programme of study Building a village Name and locate counties of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use pattern; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time. A long, long time ago Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography volcanoes. Year 3 Expectation of skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Ask and answer geographical questions about the physical and human characteristics of a location. Use a range of resources to identify the key physical and human features of a location. Understand how some aspects of the human and physical characteristics of United Kingdom have changed over time. Investigating patterns Describe how the locality of the school has changed over time. Communicating geographically Describe the key aspects of human geography, including settlements and land use. 9

10 Year 4 - Programme of study Theme title Programme of study Survival Use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps). Greece is the word! Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of a human and physical geography of a region in a European country. Locate the world s countries using maps to focus on Europe, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. What makes Britain great? Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies. Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study og human and physical geography through the region of the United Kingdom. Year 4 Expectations of skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Explain own views about locations, giving reasons. Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features. Use fieldwork to observe and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies. Name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics including hills, mountains, key topographical features. Name and locate the countries of Europe and identify their main physical and human characteristics. Investigating patterns Describe geographical similarities and differences between countries. Communicating geographically Describe key aspects of physical geography including river, mountains. Use the eight points of a compass, four figure gird references, symbols and key to communicate knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. 10

11 Year 5 - Programme of study Theme title Programme of study Mission to Mars Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and the Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich, Meriden and time zones (including day and night). The Romans Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country. Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. Year 5 Progression of Skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Identify and describe how the physical features affect the human activity within a location. Use different types of fieldwork sampling (random and systematic) to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area. Record the results in a range of ways. Analyse and give views of the effectiveness of different geographical representations of a location. Name and locate some of the countries and cities of the world and their identifying human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains and understand how these aspects have changed over time. Investigating patterns Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and the Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich, Meriden and time zones (including day and night). Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change. Communicating geographically Use the eight points of a compass, four figure grid references, symbols and a key (that uses standard Ordnance Survey symbols) to communicate knowledge of the United Kingdom and the world. 11

12 Year 6 - Programme of study Theme title Programme of study China Locate the country, focusing on environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. Use maps/atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography. Amazonian Adventure Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in North or South America. Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography. Year 6 Progression of Skills Area of geography Expectations of skills Investigating places Collect and analyse statistics and other information in order to draw clear conclusions about locations. Use a range of geographical resources to give detailed descriptions and opinions of the characteristic features of a location. Name and locate the countries of North and South America and identify their main physical and human characteristics. Investigating patterns Understand some of the reasons for geographical similarities and differences between countries. Describe geographical diversity across the world. Describe how countries and geographical regions and interconnected and interdependent. Communicating geographically Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography. Create maps of locations, identifying patterns (such as land use, climate zones, population densities, height of land). 12

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