Curriculum Area - Geography
Mrs N Baker (Infant School) and Miss C Balaam (Junior School) are our Geography Curriculum Leaders during 2017-18.
- Explorer Explorer What do you see?
- Investigating different countries, their climates and animals
- Learning about our school grounds and the village
- Looking at how weather affects what we wear and what we do
- Weather – changing weather throughout the seasons
- Daily weather reports
- What effects the weather has on us and our environment
- Our local area- key human and physical features
- Place knowledge- Route to school/ around the village including simple compass directions/ directional language
- Field work- observational skills- river and shops.
- Compare seaside location- Katie Morag’s Isle of Struay with CSG. Maps and globes
- Locate 4 main countries of UK and cities and surrounding seas. Map work
- Link to blitz- Main cities in Blitz- locations and reasons e.g. ports.
- Weather reports for the UK
- Comparing Chalfont St Giles lives and houses with Hope Valley South Africa. Developing use of globes and maps.
- Location of hot and cold places in relation to the equator and poles
- Captain Cook’s journey on a map- continents and oceans, planning a holiday, delicacies around the world
- Egypt today – where is it? Climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, the Nile, delta and the desert. The Water Cycle and rivers
- Locations of settlements using maps of UK. Why located there?
- Distribution of natural resources and link to settlements in past and now. Field work looking at local area and develop plans and sketch maps
- How villages organised themselves
- How people moved around the country
- Locate the world’s countries, using maps focusing on Europe, Russia and the Americas - look at environmental regions, physical and human features and cities
- Map work – looking at the Roman Empire, where they invaded? Settlements
- Where Saxons came from, why they settled in the UK. Map work
- Where the Scots came from and settled
- Land Use/ Our village
- Central America map: studying seas that surround the different countries (Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean), capital cities, ancient Mayan sites
- Map of Mexico: rivers, mountains, cities, rainforest located in southern Mexico
- Locate using 4 and 6 fig grid reference
- Comparison of life in a village compared to Mexico City
- Comparison of ancient life to modern life
- Distribution of natural resources – energy, food, minerals, water and the impact of mining/industry
- Economic activity and trade links
- Look at place name endings and origins – places that end in ‘toft’- means farming
- How mountains are made; Volcanoes and Earthquakes
- Where the Vikings settled when they came from in Scandinavia
- Vegetation belts
- Mediterranean plants/herbs
- OS maps and symbols/keys
- Orienteering grid references 8 figs
- Canal/river/railway/road routes
- Regional study – Northern France, trade links and economic activity in this region