Mereside CE

Geography

As a school we believe that Geography raises awareness and understanding of local and worldwide Geographical features, issues, relationships, environments and cultures. We think that Geography helps us to understand human impact on the world and the world on humans and how this may be positive or negative. Geography provides children with the opportunity to find inspiration through first hand experiences of other cultures, geographical role models and local experts.  It helps us to understand cultural difference and similarities with people we know, and people we don’t, helping us to respect others as global citizens.  We will get to know our local area and study and compare other areas of the world for comparison of people and physical features.

 

Our main aims for Geography are that:

  • Through secure teacher subject knowledge children are provided with a range of opportunities including fieldwork to expand knowledge, experience, skills and curiosity of their locality and the wider world.
  • Children are empowered to be pro- active and take responsibility for their impact on their back yard and beyond
  • Children have a range of Geographical skills and knowledge: locational, place and human and physical.
  • In Geography lesson, children will have an opportunity to recognise the value of working with others, using teamwork to effectively communicate understandings and findings from fieldwork and studies clearly.

 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Ongoing learning:

Observational Geography – Walk around the Mere at the start of each term. Take photos of water level, vegetation, animals seen –

Done in year 2

Continents and oceans / United Kingdom – locational knowledge of physical Geog of UK- Picture News assemblies weekly- ongoing

throughout KS1

Year 1 / 2 A

Local area – Mereside- my class my school my local area

What is Shropshire? Where are we in the UK?

The UK

Hot and cold places- Polar regions- link to Leaf (CLPE)

Comparison with London- link with Great Fire of London work

Year 1 / 2 B

Local area – Mereside- my class my school my local area

What is Shropshire? Where are we in the UK?

The UK

Comparison with Australia

Weather / biomes

Ongoing learning:

Features of navigation – map reading – through PE and Maths

Countries and cities of the world – locational knowledge of physical Geog - Picture News assemblies weekly- ongoing throughout KS2

Year 3 / 4 A

Comparison Study of a location in north or south America

Contrasting locality of South America - Mexico

 

The Water cycle

 

Human and Physical geography – Biomes

and climate change

Rainforest

Year 3 / 4 B

Countries and cities of the world

Comparison of a location in Europe – place knowledge, human and physical geography

Contrasting locality of Germany- Berlin

 

Oceans, seas and rivers

Year 5 / 6 A

Comparison of a location in Europe – place knowledge, human and physical geography

Contrasting locality of Paris – (link to Rooftoppers)

Features of navigation and land use

Human and Physical geography – Biomes

and climate change

Polar Biome (link to Shackleton’s Journey)

Year 5 / 6 B

 

Comparison Study of a location in north or south America

Contrasting locality of North America- California

Light touch - Tectonic plates and Earthquakes

Light touch on land use- reasons for settlement

Mountains, earthquakes and Volcanoes- human and physica l geography- concept tectonics.