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GEOGRAPHY

Year 1 

Identify and describe seasonal weather and temperature patterns both in the UK and around the world.  

Use a map to find local landmarks, key human features (school, church, hospitals) and locate countries using maps, atlases and globes.  

Use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and human and physical features. 

Use fieldwork to observe & record school grounds.

Name, locate and identify the 4 countries & capital cities of the UK & surrounding seas.

Locate the world's 7 continents, 5 oceans and the equator. 

Year 2 

Locate the world’s 7 continents, 5 oceans and the equator, describing the different climates.  

Use and understand simple compass directions, using locational and directional language.  

Begin to use a map to locate key local human and physical features, using accurate geographical terminology.  

Compare geographical similarities and differences between a small area of the UK and a small area in a non-European country. 

Year 3 

Use atlases, maps and globes to locate specific countries and identify, describe and understand the key human and physical features of those areas, including climate zones and biomes.  

Begin to understand latitude, longitude, hemispheres, Tropics, polar regions, time zones and climate zones. 

Use fieldwork to observe and record features of the local landscape, using sketches.  

Year 4 

Use atlases, maps and globes to identify and describe the position of the hemispheres, the equator and the Tropics.  

Use fieldwork to observe and record features of the local landscape, using plans and graphs.  

Identify similarities and differences between a region in the UK and a region in the Southern Hemisphere.  

Describe and understand key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes.

Year 5 

Name, locate and describe the features of the countries and continents of the world, using maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping.  

Understand latitude, longitude, hemispheres and Tropics.  

Understand and describe the journey of a river and be able to explain the water cycle.  

Use 4 and 6 figure grid references, symbols and keys to locate specific geographical features.  

Record fieldwork observations using digital technologies. 

Year 6 

Name and locate countries and cities of the world, using maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping.  

Understand latitude, longitude, hemispheres, Tropics, polar regions, time zones and climate zones 

Understand how land is used for different economic activities, including the distribution of natural resources and the effects this can have.