This term Key Stage One are focusing mainly on the UK and locating the four countries, capital cities, surrounding seas and identifying a range of human and physical features. In Lower Key Stage Two, we are exploring mountains and volcanoes, their context within the world, their country of origins and how they are formed. In Upper Key Stage Two, Year 5 will explore the United Kingdom, the water cycle and different land usage, whilst Year 6 continue with their Ancient Greece topic, mixing a variety of History and Geography skills together.
This term our whole school project has been 'Eyes on Our Planet'. Each year group has been focusing on a different aspect of sustainability and the affects we have on our planet and what we can do to help build a world fit for the future!
Year 1: Local geography and why/how can look after the world
Year 2: Ocean focus- how they are being polluted, what can we do to help?
Year 3: European focus-changes in locations over time, stating a view about a geographical issue (climate change and wide ranging affects on different countries).
Year 4: Global Focus, North and South America, looking at how land use impacts the environment and stating a view about a geographical issue.
Year 5:Global Focus, North and South America, describing how locations across the world are changing, environmental issues surrounding the Amazon rainforest.
Year 6: Global Focus - How countries are interconnected and independent, how has this changed over time.
Autumn 2-Wonders of the World Cup!
This unit of Geography sees us explore our local area, the United Kingdom, Europe and some places in North/South America. As this year it is the world cup, each year group has been given a football group stage with a selection of countries to base their Geography knowledge and skills on for this term. This includes, naming and locating continents, oceans, specific countries and capital cities, using compasses and fieldwork to compare human and physical features, collecting and analysing data and statistics and using geographical sources to give a range of opinions on a particular topic.
To see what we have been exploring have a look below at examples of each year groups work!