Geography Curriculum

Year 3

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Week 2

Outcome

  • To name regions of the Americas and locate the countries of North and South America

 

Revision

  • To recap on the difference between human and physical Geography

Week 3

Outcome

  • To relate the pre-Columbian cultures to areas of North America and South America – and link the naming of US states and languages spoken to pre-Columbian cultures and European settlers

Revision

  • To explain what is a natural disaster

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recognise key characteristics of the biomes of the Americas

 

Revision

  • To describe the layers of the earth

Week 5

Outcome

  • To relate latitude as a key factor affecting climate and biomes

 

Revision

  • To describe the features of a volcano

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare coasts of UK and the Americas

 

Revision

  • To know the regions where volcanic activity occurs

Week 7

Outcome

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of North America (plains, Rocky mountains, The Great Lakes, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon) with a case study of Tornado Alley

 

Revision

  • To explain what are plate margins

Week 8

Outcome

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of Central America (rainforests, Ring of Fire – Popacatepetl, The Caribbean archipelago, Chihuahuan desert, Lacandon Jungle)

 

Revision

  • To describe how volcanoes impact life

Week 1

Outcome

  • To empathise with people in different regions

 

Revision

  • To name the capital cities of the four nations of the UK

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what an earthquake is

 

Revision

  • Identify the nation of the UK from the description

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe tectonic plates and the San Andreas Fault

Revision

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of volcanoes

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe how to measure earthquakes

 

Revision

  • Locate the North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain what happens during an earthquake and the impact this can have on human settlements

 

Revision

  • Identify rivers, forests and mountains on a map

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain how tsunamis are created and the impact the impact they can have on human settlements

 

Revision

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of earthquakes and tsunamis

Week 7

Outcome

  • To describe how humans have adapted to living in a natural disaster zones

Week 1

Outcome

  • Pre EV: To explain how people can predict natural disasters

 

Revison

  • Identify urban and rural settlements on a map

Week 2

Trip to Natural History Museum – volcanoes and earthquakes exhibit

 

Revision

  • Identify and define key human geographical features in images and maps, including: city, town and village

Week 3

Outcome

  • What are the benefits of living near a volcano?

 

Revision

  • Identify and define key human geographical features in images and maps, including: factory and farm

Week 4

Outcome

  • To plan a geography essay
  • What are the benefits of living near the coast (particularly in a region which is more vulnerable to tsunamis)

 

Revison

  • Identify and define key human geographical features in images and maps, including: house, office and shop

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Why are regions which are vulnerable to Natural Disasters also attractive places to live?

 

Revison

  • Identify and define key human geographical features in images and maps, including: port and harbour

Week 6

Outcome

  • To be able to edit and improve a geography essay
  • Why are regions which are vulnerable to Natural Disasters also attractive places to live?

 

Revison

  • To assess  my knowledge and understanding of Natural Disasters

Week 1

Outcome

  • To locate the UK in the world and Europe

 

Revision

  • To locate countries, cities and physical features of Europe

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate and compare the four nations of the UK and their four capital cities

 

Revision

  • To locate and compare the four nations of the UK and their capital cities

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe settlements in the UK in the past

 

Revision

  • To locate major cities, their counties and nations

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast types of houses, villages, towns and cities

 

Revision

  • To locate major rivers and mountains in the UK

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of settlement and land use in the UK

 

Revision

  • To locate major forests and lakes in the UK

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain how major urban areas are connected by road and rail

 

Revision

  • To describe the weather in the UK and compare to other global locations

Week 1

Outcome

  • To define the terms immigration, emigration, migration and internal migration

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain why tourists come to the UK and to know major airports

Week 3

Trip to Stansted Airport

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: To describe the economic arguments in favour and the ecological arguments against HS2

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: To describe the economic arguments in favour and the ecological arguments against HS2

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain which food is most suited to being farmed in the UK climate

Week 1

Outcome

  • To know the main landscape features in the UK

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate the main rivers in the UK

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain what the coast of the UK is like

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe the weather in the UK and compare to other global locations

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of settlement and land use in the UK

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain how major urban areas are connected by road and rail

Y3 – Autumn

Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis

Y3 – Spring

UK Maps

UK

Y3 – Summer

Primary Atlas

Land use

Year 4

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

 

Revision

  • Stick self-Assessment in and look at general overview

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate continents, the equator and the tropics

 

Revision

  • To recap on the difference between human and physical Geography

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify three facts about the Americas
  • Knowledge organiser

 

Revision

  • What is a natural disaster

Week 3

Outcome

  • To locate the countries of North and South America

 

Revision

  • Describe the layers of the earth

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use geographical terminology to describe the location of a range of places across the Americas

 

Revision

  • Features of a volcano

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify the differences in landscapes across the Americas

 

Revision

  • Where does volcanic activity occur

Week 7

Outcome

  • To identify physical and human geographical features of my local area

 

Revision

  • How volcanoes impact life

Week 1

Outcome

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of South America (Amazon rainforest and river, Angel and Iguazu Falls, Andes, Atacama desert)

 

Revision

  • To explain how earthquakes occur

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast the physical geography of North and South America (essay lesson)

 

Revision

  • To describe the impacts of an earthquake

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast the physical geography of North and South America (essay lesson)

 

Revision

  • To discuss the benefits and hazards of living near natural disasters

Week 4

Outcome

  • To examine types of settlements in the Americas

 

Revision

  • To recall the benefits of living near the coast (particularly in a region which is more vulnerable to tsunamis)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To recognise man made landmarks of North America: Statue of Liberty, El Castilllo, The White House, Mount Rushmore, Golden Gate Bridge, First nations totem pole, Disneyland

 

Revision

  • To explain why regions which are vulnerable to Natural Disasters also attractive places to live

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recognise man made landmarks of South America:  Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Macchu Picchu, Nazca lines, ALMA, Cathedral of Brasilia

 

Revision

  • To explain how to prepare for an earthquake

Week 7

Outcome

  • To discuss economic activity in North America

 

Revision

  • To recall the impacts of an earthquake

Week 1

Outcome

  • To discuss economic activity in South America

 

Revision

  • To explain what a tsunami is

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast sport, culture, food and drink of North America and South America

 

Revision

  • To recall what is the difference between an earthquake and a tsunami

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast sport, culture, food and drink of North America and South America

 

Revision

  • To explain how to measure earthquakes

Week 4

Outcome

  • Assess knowledge and understanding of North and South America

 

Revision

  • To identify countries and capitals in Europe

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify the main physical features of Brazil and three major cities

 

Revision

  • To identify the four nations of the UK

Week 6

Outcome

  • To know the geographical regions of Brazil and six major ecosystems in Brazil known as: Tropical rainforest (Amazonia), The Cerrado, The Pantanal, The Pampas, The Caatinga, The Mata Atlantica

 

Revision

  • To identify the four capital cities within the nations of the UK

Outcome

  • To understand a folk story: view and listen to Bookbox: La princesse fermière
  • Pre-teach key vocab: la princesse, le roi, la sécheresse, l’araignée, le chat, le fermier (princess, king, drought, spider, cat, farmer).

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify the natural landmarks of Brazil

 

Revision

  • To describe settlements in the UK in the past

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe the main push/pull factors in land use in Brazil

 

Revision

  • To compare and contrast types of houses, villages, towns and cities

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare the lives of the rich and poor in Rio de Janeiro

 

Revision

  • To explain how major urban areas are connected by road and rail

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare the similarities and differences between the lives of the indigenous people and other people living in Brazil

 

Revision

  • To define the terms immigration, emigration, migration and internal migration

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe the threats facing the indigenous people of Brazil
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography of Brazil

Week 6

Outcome

  • To examine and evaluate Brazilian climate data

 

Revision

  • To explain why tourists come to the UK and know major airports

Week 1

Outcome

  • To define the term biome

 

Revision

  • To understand the economic arguments in favour the ecological arguments in against building HS2

Week 2

Outcome

  • To know that there are different types of forest (boreal/taiga, deciduous, temperate rainforest and tropical rainforest)

 

Revision

  • To explain which food is most suited to being farmed in the climate of the UK

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the location of the three largest rainforests in the world

 

Revision

  • To know the main landscape features in the UK

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare the climate and rainfall of temperate and tropical rainforests

 

Revision

  • To locate main rivers in the UK

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the layers and wildlife of temperate and tropical rainforests

 

Revision

  • To explain what the coast of the UK is like

Week 2

Trip to London Zoo Rainforest workshop

 

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare grasslands and savannahs of the Serengeti

 

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe the climate and landscape of deserts, tundra and ice biomes

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast The Sahara Desert and Antartica

Week 4

Outcome

  • To be able to identify polar, temperate and tropical oceans

Week 5

Outcome

  • To examine the natural resources and threats to the Great Barrier Reef
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of biomes

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: To compare and contrast the climate and landscape of different biomes

 

Y4 – Autumn

Comparing and contrasting the Americas

Y4 – Spring

Brazil

Brazil

Y4 – Summer

Biomes — Rainforest

Year 5

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

 

Revision

  • Stick self-Assessment in and look at general overview

Week 2

Outcome

  • To know the water cycle and its features

 

Revision

  • To name regions of the Americas and locate the countries of North and South America

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand the process of evaporation and transpiration

 

Revision

  • To recognise key characteristics of the biomes of the Americas

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the process of condensation and precipitation

 

Revision

  • To relate latitude as a key factor affecting climate and biomes

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand the process of accumulation and river basin

 

Revision

  • To compare coasts of UK and the Americas

Week 7

Outcome

  • To examine where water is stored and what it is used for

 

Revision

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of North America

Week 8

Outcome

  • To explain how humans influence and are influenced by the water cycle

 

Revision

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of Central America

Week 1

Outcome

  • To describe the structure of a river

 

Revision

  • To recognise some of the natural landmarks and landscapes of South America

Week 2

Epping Forest Fieldwork

  • To interpret and locate the River Roding and its environment

Week 3

Outcome

  • To assess and apply the field work and findings gathered from the River Roding

 

Revision

  • To compare and contrast the physical geography of North and South America

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify different forms of river erosion

 

Revision

  • To examine types of settlements in the Americas

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe a range of river formations

 

Revision

  • To recognise man made landmarks of North America

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify and examine the different types of coast

 

Revision

  • To recognise man made landmarks of South America

Week 7

Outcome

  • To understand how coasts are changed by coastal erosion

 

Revision

  • To discuss economic activity in North America

Week 1

Outcome

  • To examine how flooding affects humans and the environment

 

Revision

  • To discuss economic activity in South America

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast a range of flood defences for rivers
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of rivers and coasts

 

Revision

  • To compare and contrast sport, culture, food and drink of North America and South America

Week 3

Outcome

  • To identify how humans use the resources of rivers and coasts

 

Revision

  • To compare and contrast sport, culture, food and drink of North America and South America

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: How do rivers and coasts change over time?

 

Revision

  • To identify the main physical features of Brazil and three major cities

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the concept of population and settlement

 

Revision

  • To identify the main physical features of Brazil and three major cities

Week 6

Outcome

  • To define the term population and explain how it changes

 

Revision

  • To know the geographical regions of Brazil

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse population structure using population pyramids

 

Revision

  • To identify the natural landmarks of Brazil

Week 2

Outcome

  • To consider the different ways of living between countries

 

Revision

  • To describe the main push/pull factors in land use in Brazil

Week 3

Outcome

  • To know the term migration and explain reasons for migration to the UK (London)

 

Revision

  • To compare the lives of the rich and poor in Rio de Janeiro

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify the distribution of resources across the world

 

Revision

  • To compare the similarities and differences between the lives of the indigenous people and other people living in Brazil

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify a range of settlements
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of population and settlement

 

Revision

  • To describe the threats facing the indigenous people of Brazil

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare and contrast a range of settlement layouts

 

Revision

  • To examine and evaluate Brazilian climate data

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse how settlements change over time

 

Revision

  • To define the term biome

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: Why do people move to London?

 

Revision

  • To know that there are different types of forest (boreal/taiga, deciduous, temperate rainforest and tropical rainforest)

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the three main climates of Europe

 

Trip to Museum of London Docklands

  • To discuss London’s history and how that has impacted the city it is today

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify the countries of Western Europe

 

Revision

 

  • To describe the location of the three largest rainforests in the world

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify the countries of Northern Europe

 

Revision

  • To compare the climate and rainfall of temperate and tropical rainforests

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify the countries of Eastern Europe

 

Revision

  • To compare the layers and wildlife of temperate and tropical rainforests

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify the countries of Central Europe

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify the countries of Southern Europe

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the physical characteristics found in Europe
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Europe

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe the human characteristics found in Europe

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: What physical features of Europe attract tourists to visit

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recall key knowledge about Europe and compare it to another continent

Y5 – Autumn

Rivers

Y5 – Spring

Europe - The Study Book

Europe

Y5 – Summer

Population Settlement

Greater London – population and settlement

Year 6

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what is meant by the term trade

 

Revision

  • To label the features of the water cycle

Week 3

Outcome

  • To recall the UK’s top exports

 

Revision

  • To describe the features found in the water cycle

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recall the UK’s top imports

 

Revision

  • To describe evaporation

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compare British imports and exports

 

Revision

  • To describe transpiration

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify the UK’s top trading partners

 

Revision

  • To describe condensation

Week 7

Outcome

  • To evaluate the benefits of the global food trade

 

Revision

  • To describe precipitation

Week 8

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of trade

 

Revision

  • To describe the process of accumulation

Outcome

  • Holiday destinations (2)
  • Consolidate simple opinions and how to give reasons

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the stages of the Global Supply Chain

 

Revision

  • To explain the uses of water

Week 2

Outcome

  • To define Fair Trade and explain why it is a necessity

 

RevisionT

  • To explain how humans are influenced by the water cycle

Week 3

Outcome

  • Case study: To explain how trade has changed throughout history

 

Revision

  • To explain how humans influence the water cycle

Week 4

Outcome

  • Case study: To explain how trade has changed throughout history

 

Revision

  • To describe the structure of a river

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Is trade simply the exchange of items?

 

Revision

  • To identify different forms of river erosion

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: Is trade simply the exchange of items?

 

Revision

  • To identify river formations

Week 7

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of trade

 

Revision

  • To identify different types of coast

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify the major mountain ranges on earth

 

Revision

  • To explain the term coastal erosion

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify the UK mountains

 

Revision

  • To explain how flooding affects the environment

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare the location of mountains across the world

 

Revision

  • To explain how flooding affects humans

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recall the features of mountains

 

Revision

  • To identify flood defences for rivers

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain the formation of mountains

 

Revision

  • To recall how humans use rivers and coasts for resources

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare the types of mountains

 

Revision

  • To define the word population

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the climates of mountains

 

Revision

  • To describe how the population changes

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare the Biomes of mountains

 

Revision

  • To read a population pyramid

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain what life is like for those living in a mountain

 

Revision

  • To compare the difference of lifestyle in a range of countries

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe how tourism affects mountain regions
  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of mountains

 

Revision

  • To describe the term migration

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay:

 

Revision

  • To identify the distribution of resources around the world

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay:

 

Revision

  • To define the term settlement

Week 1

Outcome

  • To debate the merits of living in a rural or an urban environment

 

Revision

  • To compare and contrast settlements

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify push and pull factors

 

Revision

  • To explain how settlements change over time

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain why populations age over time and how an ageing population impacts a community

 

Revision

  • To describe the three main climates of Europe

Week 4

Outcome

  • To interpret population pyramids

 

Revision

  • To identify the countries of Western Europe

Week 5

SATs week

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: Should the government spend more money on public service in rural or urban communities?

 

Revision

  • To identify the countries of Northern Europe

Week 1

Outcome

  • Essay: Should the government spend more money on public service in rural or urban communities?

 

Revision

  • To identify the countries of Eastern Europe

Week 2

Outcome

  • To use a map to identify features of a specific area

 

Revision

  • To identify the countries of Central Europe

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare my understanding of South Woodford and Rhos Y Gwaliau

 

Revision

  • To identify the countries of Southern Europe

Week 5

Outcome

  • To apply knowledge of a location to persuasive writing (tourist brochure Rhos y Gwaliau)

 

Revision

  • To describe the physical characteristics found in Europe

Week 6

Outcome

 

 

Revision

  • To describe the human characteristics found in Europe

Y6 – Autumn

Trade and Economy

Y6 – Spring

Mountains

Mountains

Y6 – Summer

Earth's Resources

Earth’s resources