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National Curriculum

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  • Describe how the locality of the school has changed over time.
  • human geography, including: settlements and land use.
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four-figure grid references, symbols and key to communicate knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.
  • Ask and answer geographical questions about the physical and human characteristics of a location
  • Explain own views about locations, giving reasons.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features
  • Use fieldwork to observe and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies.
  • Use a range of resources to identify the key physical and human features of a location.
  • Name and locate the countries of Europe and identify their main physical and human characteristics.
  • Name and locate the Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle and date time zones. Describe some of the characteristics of these geographical areas.
  • Describe geographical similarities and differences between countries.

Locational knowledge

  • locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Human and physical geography

  • describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

 

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