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Geography

Emsworth Primary School inspires pupils to develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They learn to understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Geography is taught creatively with opportunities for hands on learning both in and out of the classroom and on school trips.

Using world maps, atlases and globes, pupils identify the United Kingdom and its nations, as well as other countries, continents and oceans. Pupils learn to use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. Aerial photographs and plan perspectives give pupils the ability to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features, from this they can devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. Pupils 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.

Knowledge and understanding is extended beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

For suggestions on how to help children with geography at home, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Reception

Understanding the World: People and communities, the World, technology

Understanding the World: People and communities, the World, technology

Understanding the World: People and communities, the World, technology

Year 1

Welcome to PO10; Local area study

Fieldwork skills

Coast: UK small area comparison

Africa; Hot and cold areas

Map skills

Year 2

Pirates; Small area in non-European country

Map skills

Weather Watch; Weather in the UK

It’s our Park; UK small area Map and fieldwork skills

Year 3

 South Downs; UK region

Fieldwork skills

The UK; UK study

Map and fieldwork skills

Pompeii; European region

Tierra del Fuego; South American region 

Year 4

Erosion; mountains, the water cycle and rivers 

Map and fieldwork skills

Russia; European region

Year 5

 Map and fieldwork skills

Iceland; European region

 Street Detectives; UK region study

Year 6

Map and fieldwork skills 

Hazards; North America region

Amazon; South American region

Map and fieldwork skills