Geography

A high-quality geography education should inspire pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical processes.

 

Geography presents a unique contribution to the national curriculum. It studies people’s interaction with the environment. It allows children to explore social, environmental, economic and political aspects of place, whilst comparing local and global settings. Pupils should be given the opportunity to develop a sense of enquiry which encourages them to question and make suggestions about people, places and events.

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Curriculum – weekly lessons

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Revision

  • Stick self-assessment in and Year 3 baseline test
  • Quizzing from Knowledge Organiser

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate continents, oceans, the equator and the tropics

 

Revision

  • Name the continents

Week 3

Outcome

  • To define the terms human and physical geography

Revision

  • To draw a diagram to show understanding of the water cycle

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe the layers of the Earth

 

Revision

  • Describe differences between the climate of the poles and the equator

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe how mountains are formed

 

Revision

  • Match the season to the description

Week 6

Outcome

  • To locate the major mountain chains in the UK and Europe in an atlas

 

Revision

  • Mountains mini assessment

Week 7

Outcome

  • To identify the features of volcanoes

 

Revision

  • Revise key physical features including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, valley, mountain, sea ocean, river, soil, vegetation, season, hill and weather

Week 8

Outcome

  • To identify the different shapes of volcanoes and reasons for their formation

Week 1

Outcome

  • To locate regions where volcanic activity occurs

 

Revision

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

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what happens when a volcano erupts

 

Revision

  • Identify the nation of the UK from the description

Week 3

Outcome

  • To empathise with people in different regions

 

Revision

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of volcanoes

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain how earthquakes and tsunamis occur

 

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

Outcome

  • EV: Natural History Museum, Volcanoes and Earthquakes exhibit

 

Revison

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • Post EV: To plan a geography essay
  • What are the benefits of living near a volcano?

 

Revison

  • 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 countries, cities and physical features of Europe

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • To locate major cities, their counties and nations

Week 4

Outcome

  • To locate major rivers and mountains in the UK

Week 5

Outcome

  • To locate major forests and lakes in the UK

Week 6

Outcome

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

Week 1

Outcome

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

Week 2

Outcome

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

Week 3

Outcome

  • To plan an essay
  • To understand the economic arguments in favour of building HS2

Week 4

Outcome

  • To plan an essay
  • To understand the ecological arguments in against building HS2

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Should HS2 be built?

Week 6

Outcome

  • To edit and improve an essay

Week 1

Outcome

  • To locate ports and airports and understand their functions

Week 2

Outcome

  • Pre EV
    To recall methods of travel, and reasons for why people come to and leave the UK

Week 3

Outcome

  • EV
    Stansted airport visitors’ centre

Week 4

Outcome

  • Post EV
    To explain why tourists come to the UK

Week 5

Outcome

  • Post EV
    To present data (on numbers of travellers) in a bar graph

Week 6

Outcome

  • To describe what is meant by migration
  • Define the terms immigration, emigration, migration and internal migration

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 compare similarities and differences of my local area and a region of North America

 

Revision

  • How do earthquakes occur

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay Planning

 

Revision

  • Recap on features and location of The Americas

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay writing

 

Revision

  • Recap on

Week 4

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and and understanding of the Americas

 

Revision

  • General quiz on learning throughout this topic

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify South America and countries within it on map

 

Revision

  • Stick self-Assessment in and look at general overview

Week 6

Outcome

  • To record key vocabulary and facts of Brazil

 

Revision

  • What is a seismic wave

Week 7

Outcome

  • To identify the main cities of Brazil and physical features of the country

 

Revision

  • The impacts of an earthquake

Week 1

Outcome

  • To examine the differences in population between regions of Brazil

 

Revision

  • What is a tsunami

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify cultures within Brazil

 

Revision

  • What is the difference between an earthquake and a tsunami

Week 3

Outcome

  • To express why tourists come to Brazil

 

Revision

  • Advantages of living in a danger zone

Week 4

Outcome

  • To restate the differences between the terms immigration, emigration and migration

 

Revision

  • Why people choose to live in a danger zone

Week 5

Outcome

  • To recognise why people migrate within Brazil

 

Revision

  • To identify the four nations of the U.K.

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify Brazil’s economic activity and trade links

 

Revision

  • To identify the four capital cities within the nations of the U.K.

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

Revision

  • To identify the counties surrounding London

Week 2

Outcome

  • To evaluate on how carnivals are celebrated and the importance of them

 

Revision

  • To recap on the difference between human and physical Geography

Week 3

Outcome

  • (Case study) To identify an areas of wealth and poverty within a city

 

Revision

  • To identify the seas surrounding the United Kingdom

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: How does life change depending on where you live?

 

Revision

  • Too identify major rivers in the U.K

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: How does life change depending on where you live?

 

Revision

  • To locate major mountains in the U.K.

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Brazil

 

Revision

  • Recap on major ports and airports in the U.K.

Week 1

Outcome

  • To record three features of a rainforest

 

Revision

  • Stick self-Assessment in and look at general overview

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe the layers of a rainforest

 

Revision

  • How are cities in the U.K connected – infrastructure

Week 3

Outcome

  • To analyse different climate zones across the globe

 

Revision

  • What does the term ‘food miles’ mean

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse different climate zones across the globe

 

Revision

  • Why is it important to shop local when possible

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify rainforests around the world

 

Revision

  • What are the main tourist attractions in the U.K.

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify how the rainforest benefits humans and the causes of deforestation

 

Revision

  • How is the climate in the U.K different to other countries

Week 2

Trip to London Zoo

  • Rainforest workshop

 

Revision

  • Why do people migrate within the U.K.

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain the term sustainability and examine alternatives to deforestation

 

Revision

  • Identify the main rivers in the U.K.

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: Can deforestation ever be truly sustainable

 

Revision

  • Recap on features, climate and layers of the rainforest

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Can deforestation ever be truly sustainable

 

Revision

  • Recap on deforestation and sustainability

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of the rainforest

 

Revision

  • General quiz on learning throughout this topic before assessment

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

 

Revision

  • Stick self-Assessment in and look at general overview

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate continents, oceans, the equator and the tropics

 

Revision

  • Features of a rainforest

Week 3

Outcome

  • To recall and describe the water cycle

 

Revision

  • Identifying the layers of a rainforest

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe how rivers are formed (natural and manmade)

 

Revision

  • Defining deforestation

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify key rivers in the UK

 

Revision

  • The causes of deforestation

Week 7

Outcome

  • To describe features of the upper course of the river

 

Revision

  • Climate zones across the globe

Week 8

Outcome

  • To describe features of the middle course of the river

 

Revision

  • Climate zones and eco-systems

Week 1

Outcome

  • Epping Forest – pre-trip:
    To interpret and locate the River Roding and its environment

 

Revision

  • How rainforests benefit humans

Week 2

Outcome

  • Epping Forest – post-trip:
    To assess and apply the field work and findings gathered from the River Roding

 

Revision

  • Quiz on what has been covered so far

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe features of the lower course of the river

 

Revision

  • Alternatives to deforestation

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify different forms of river erosion

 

Revision

  • Defining sustainability

Week 5

Outcome

  • To illustrate how land use affects rivers
  • Case study
    Re-wilding (intro of wolves video)

 

Revision

  • The sustainability of deforestation

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify how humans use the resources of rivers

 

Revision

  • Locating South America and the counties within it

Week 7

Outcome

  • To describe how rivers can be used to support trade routes

 

Revision

  • Key vocabulary and facts about Brazil

Week 1

Outcome

  • To classify the natural causes of flooding

 

Revision

  • To identify the main cities of Brazil

Week 2

Outcome

  • To deduce how human activity contributes to flooding

 

Revision

  • To identify the key physical features of Brazil

Week 3

Outcome

  • Case study: To compare the impact of flooding in the Netherlands to Bangladesh

 

Revision

  • To compare the differences in population in regions of Brazil

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explore a range of flood defences
  • To assess knowledge and understanding of rivers

 

Revision

  • To identify cultures in Brazil

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay planning: What impact does flooding have on both nature and human activity?

 

Revision

  • To explain the impact of flooding on both nature and human activity

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: What impact does flooding have on both nature and human activity?

 

Revision

  • Planning sheet and recap on essay writing style

Week 1

Outcome

  • To define settlements of different size

 

Revision

  • Understanding why tourists come to Brazil

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify the physical features that made London an attractive place to settle

 

Revision

  • Understanding why people migrate within Brazil

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare London’s physical geography to that of other major cities

 

Revision

  • Brazil’s economic activity and trade links

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare London’s infrastructure to that of other major cities

 

Revision

  • To evaluate Brazilian celebrations

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain London’s administrative boundaries

 

Revision

  • Understanding what carnivals are and how they are celebrated

Week 6

Outcome

  • To read a key/legend on an OS map in order to gather information about a place (London)
  • Possible opportunity to explore South Woodford (local area study)

 

Revision

  • Understanding areas of wealth within a city (focus on London)

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare maps at different scales and aerial photographs as sources of information about London

 

Revision

  • Identifying an area of poverty within a city (Focusing on London)

Week 2

Outcome

  • To analyse different sources of evidence to explain how and why London’s land use has changed over time
    (Infrastructure)

 

Revision

  • Comparing the wealth of Brazil to London

Week 3

Outcome

  • Trip to Museum of London Docklands
  • Pre trip: To draw on a range of influential events in London’s history

 

Revision

  • Re-capping how London’s physical features have changed map work

Week 4

Outcome

  • Trip to Museum of London Docklands – post trip: To discuss London’s history and how that has impacted the city it is today

 

Revision

  • How does life change depending on where you live?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain why the ‘city of London’ is a global financial area

 

Revision

  • Comparing London’s features to the city of Leeds

Week 6

Outcome

  • To contrast the economic activity within London to that of Spalding

 

Revision

  • Looking at areas of wealth and economic activity within the U

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the demographic population data from London to Boston

 

Revision

  • To revise key words used in the topic so far

Week 2

Outcome

  • To analyse different sources of evidence to explain how and why London’s population has changed over time

 

Revision

  • Identifying and explaining global population change over time

Week 3

Outcome

  • To identify push and pull factors which might encourage migration from and to London

 

Revision

  • Defining migration

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse how London is connected to other places across the globe
  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of London

 

Revision

  • Understanding how British Airways connects London to the global world – through business & movement

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: What features of London make it suitable as the UK’s capital city?

 

Revision

  • Identifying features of London that make it a suitable capital city

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: What features of London make it suitable as the UK’s capital city?

 

Revision

  • Planning sheet and recap on essay writing styles

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what is meant by the term trade

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of continents and oceans

Week 3

Outcome

  • To recall the UK’s top exports

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of the equator and the tropics

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recall the UK’s top imports

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of the water cycle

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compare British imports and exports

 

Revision

  • Identify key rivers across the world (outside Europe) on a map

Week 6

Outcome

  • To identify the UK’s top trading partners

 

Revision

  • Identify key rivers in Europe (outside the UK) on a map

Week 7

Outcome

  • To evaluate the benefits of the global food trade

 

Revision

  • Identify key rivers in England on a map

Week 8

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of trade

 

Revision

  • Identify on a map, key rivers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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

  • Label a diagram of the features of the upper course of the river

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of the features of the middle course of the river

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of the features of the features of the lower course of the river

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • Label a diagram of the different forms of river erosion

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Is trade simply the exchange of items?

 

Revision

  • Match the following vocabulary to the definition of how land use affects rivers: urbanisation, deforestation, pollution

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: Is trade simply the exchange of items?

 

Revision

  • To identify how humans use the resources of rivers

Week 7

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of trade

 

Revision

  • To describe how rivers can be used to support trade routes

Week 1

Outcome

  • To identify the major mountain ranges on earth

 

Revision

  • To classify the natural causes of flooding

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify the UK mountains

 

Revision

  • To deduce how human activity contributes to flooding

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare the location of mountains across the world

 

Revision

  • Case study: To compare the impact of flooding in the Netherlands to Bangladesh

Week 4

Outcome

  • To recall the features of mountains

 

Revision

  • To explore a range of flood defences

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain the formation of mountains

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare the types of mountains

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the climates of mountains

 

Revision

  • Define settlements of different size

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare the Biomes of mountains

 

Revision

  • Choose a place to start a settlement on a map of virgin territory – justify choice

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • Locate the world’s largest cities by population

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • List what the world’s major cities have in common

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay:

 

Revision

  • Match the name of the administrative body to its function e.g. London Borough of Redbridge = Local Authority – (mainly) social care, housing, waste and planning

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay:

 

Revision

  • Locate places of interest on an OS map and give their grid reference

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To compare maps at different scales and aerial photographs as sources of information about London

Week 2

Outcome

  • To identify push and pull factors

 

Revision

  • To be able to analyse different sources of evidence to explain how and why London’s land use has changed over time

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To be able to identify London’s communications [esp. trade] infrastructure has changed over time

Week 4

Outcome

  • To interpret population pyramids

 

Revision

  • To discuss The City of London as a global financial centre

Week 5

SATs week

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To contrast the economic activity within London to that of other places in the UK

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To be able compare demographic population data from London and other places in the UK

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To be able to analyse different sources of evidence to explain how and why London’s population has changed over time

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To identify push and pull factors which might encourage migration from and to London

Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Revision

  • To be able to analyse how London is connected to other places across the globe

Beyond the National Curriculum