St James' Church of England Primary School

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"A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. ... equip[ping] pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes." 

National Curriculum, DfE 2014

Year 1 

Geography learning includes: 

Using simple maps, finding out about the UK, learning about the weather and looking at the local geography

Year 2

Geography learning includes:

Using maps, aerial photographs and compass points; naming and finding out about the seven continents and the oceans of the world;  weather around the world and examining physical features of specific countries

Year 3

Geography learning includes:

Using maps and globes, find out all about Europe (with a focus on France), examine settlement and land use, use the eight points on a compass and understand similarities and differences in settlements

Year 4

Geography learning includes:

Locate the world's countries using atlas' and maps; examine human and physical features of the UK; learn about mountains and rivers; use the eight points of a compass and OS symbols 

Year 5 

Geography learning includes:

Locate the world's countries using atlas' and maps; learn about South America and The Amazon Basin; examine biomes and vegetation belts; locate the tropics of cancer and Capricorn; examine how time zones work and consider similarities and differences in places studied

Year 6

Geography learning includes:

Use maps, atlas', globes and digital sources for mapping; identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, equator and the tropics; learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and extreme weather; use the eight points of a compass, grid references, symbols and keys - including OS map symbols 


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