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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 countries, 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.

 

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

Local study, field work skills.

UK, in relation to where we are.

Hot and cold areas/climates

Year 2

Mapping Skills.

Comparison: Our home town/New York

Name and locate: Worlds, continents, oceans

Field work – Plans, aerial photos, maps, symbols.

Road safety, local issues.

Year 3

 

Countries, cities, counties

 

Year 4

 

Place Knowledge.

National parks.

Topography across the UK

Geographical skills and field work

Year 5

 

Continents, seas, map work with focus on France

 

Year 6

 

North and South America