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Specific Key Skills

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National Curriculum

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To investigate places

  • Ask and answer geographical questions (such as: What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place?)
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied.
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

To investigate patterns

  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South poles.

To communicate geographically

  • Use compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational language (e.g. near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. Use simple grid references (A1 and B1)
  • Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. Use simple grid references (A1 and B1)
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    • key physical features including: beach, coast, forest, hill, mountain, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation and weather.
    • key human features including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office and shop.

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

Place knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Human and physical geography

  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:  key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment

 

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