Geography

Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘Where do I live?’ We will name the seven continents and find the UK on a map. We will name the village, town and county we live in and name the four countries of the UK and their capital cities. We will also identify features of the counties of the UK and describe our home and school environments.

Key Stage 2

Year 3 and 4

Our topic for this term is ‘Countries of the world’ and we will locate countries of the seven continents and compare geographical features of them. We will also identify the capital cities of the world and then compare Paris and Rio de Janeiro more closely, focusing on the human and physical features. We will identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, time zones with the countries were are comparing.

Year 5 and 6

Our topic for this term is ‘Investigating coasts’ and we will learn about how caves, stacks and arches are formed. We will think about the advantages and disadvantages of coastal management strategies and the physical and human features of different types of beaches. In relation to coasts we will also think about how changes in land use affect the population in different ways.