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Frenchwood Community Primary School

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Latest Geography news and events at Frenchwood

Below are a variety of pictures showcasing our Geography skills, work and lessons. At our main school entrance, we have a wonderful map of the world where we are able to see where children's families have come from in our school. It is a great way to celebrate each other.

The Subject Leader

 

My name is Mrs Haley and I lead Geography at Frenchwood Community Primary School. I work with a team of staff that are committed to providing teaching and learning in Geography that will build on children’s geographical knowledge and skill set as we feel that the formative experiences in geography will deepen children’s motivation and love of the subject. Therefore, developing future geographers.  All staff have the drive, passion and commitment to delivering outstanding teaching and learning in geography as they develop future geographers.

 

My aim is for children to foster a love of Geography throughout the school by inspiring pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world around them through effective use of the local environment to raise pupils’ awareness of the immediate world around them, the use of topical issues relevant to pupils’ lives, purposeful use of a good range of resources including ICT to bring learning to life and the use of a variety of maps to develop a sense of their place in the world.

 

With all teachers being able to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to be successful learners in geography. This will deepen children’s understanding of the subject therefore motivating them by giving them the knowledge of how they can use the geography in everyday life and seeing its potential; which will ultimately enable them to love the subject.  

 

Through continued CPD, I am fully committed to striving to promote pupils’ love of geography by disseminating useful information that I have learned through attending  training courses to all staff, ultimately  improving standards in teaching and learning.

 

Finally, at Frenchwood Community Primary we serve a diverse community from all around the world and it is lovely to see the children being passionate about where they come from and developing a sense of their place in it.

Geography at Frenchwood - Progression

 

 

 

Y1-Y6: SUBJECT LEADER OVERVIEW

 

Local Knowledge

Place Knowledge

Geographical Skills & Fieldwork

Human & Physical Geography

 

YEAR GROUP

 

STANDARDISED OBJECTIVES

YEAR 1

Know names of 7 continents and 5 oceans         

Name 4 countries of the UK and their capitals   

Start to use world maps, atlases and globes       

Begin to use simple compass directions and locational language       

Use aerial photos and plans to recognise landmarks    

Draw simple maps eg of school grounds

Talk about similarities and differences between area of UK and non-European area         

 

Talk about daily weather and seasonal weather patterns in the UK   

 

Find hot and cold areas in the world using atlases        

 

Begin to use basic geographical vocabulary eg town, city, beach, forest, sea, mountain      

YEAR 2

Name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans         

Name, locate and identify the 4 countries of the UK, their capital cities and the surrounding seas          

Use world maps, atlases and globes         

Use simple compass directions and locational language to describe the location of features and routes on a map           

Use aerial photos and plans to identify human and physical features            

Devise simple maps and create a key using symbols     

 

Identify similarities and differences in human/physical geography between area of UK and non-European area          

 

Identify daily weather and seasonal weather patterns in the UK        

 

Locate and name hot and cold areas in the world in relation to Equator and N/S Poles      

 

Develop geographical vocabulary eg rural, urban vegetation, season            

 

YEAR 3

Locate some countries of Europe and N/S America using maps and identify some environmental regions, key physical/human features, cities     

Begin to identify position of latitude, longitude and N/S Hemispheres and Equator         

Begin to identify position of Tropics of Cancer/Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic            

Begin to identify position of Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones             Confidently use world maps, atlases and globes and begin to use digital mapping        

 

Begin to explain geographical similarities and differences (region of UK, European country and N/S America)       

 

Begin to describe some key aspects of physical geography eg climate zones, biomes, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, water cycle        

 

Begin to describe some aspects of human geography eg settlement, land use, distribution of natural resources   

YEAR 4

Locate more countries of Europe and N/S America using maps and identify environmental regions, key physical/human features, cities   

Name and locate countries and cities of the UK, describing geographical regions and topographical features          

Explore how some aspects of physical and human characteristics have changed over time  

Securely use world maps, atlases and globes and use digital mapping             Begin to observe, record and present human/physical features of local area using maps, sketches, plans, graphs and digital technology           

 

Explain geographical similarities and differences (regions of UK, European country and N/S America) and communicate geographically  

 

Describe and understand aspects of physical geography eg climate zones, biomes, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, water cycle       

 

Describe and understand aspects of human geography eg land use, settlement, economic activity and distribution of natural resources

YEAR 5

Locate majority of the world’s countries using maps (focus on Europe and N/S America) and identify environmental regions, key physical and human features        

Identify position of latitude, longitude and N/S Hemispheres

Identify position of Tropics of Cancer/Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic           

Identify position of Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones             Securely use world maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to build knowledge of the wider world        

Observe, record and present human/physical features of local area using maps, sketches, plans, graph, digital technology (numerical, quantitative and writing at length)     

 

Use 8-point compass, grid references and Ordnance Survey maps    

 

Examine geographical similarities and differences (regions of the UK, European country and N/S America) and communicate geographically        

 

Explain key aspects of physical geography (eg climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, water cycle)

 

Explain key aspects of human geography (eg settlement and land use, economic activity and distribution of natural resources)          

 

Understand the interaction between physical and human processes and features         

YEAR 6

Locate world’s countries and cities using maps (focus on Europe and N/S

America) and explain environmental regions, key physical/human features            

Name and locate countries, cities and regions of the UK         

Secure understanding of how and why the UK’s physical/human features, geographical regions, topographical features and land-use patterns have changed over time  

Apply understanding of positional language to explain geographical characteristics          

Use digital mapping, 8-point compasses, 4- and 6-digit grid references and Ordnance Survey maps      

Ina variety of ways, observe, record, measure and present human/physical features of local area using sketches, plans, graphs and digital technology eg numerical, quantitative, writing at length           

 

Analyse geographical similarities and differences (regions of UK, European country and N/S America) and communicate geographical concepts in a wide variety of ways         

 

Examine and explain key aspects of physical geography (eg climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, water cycle)

 

Explain key aspects of human geography (eg settlement and land use, economic activity, distribution of natural resources)   

 

Understand the interaction between physical and human processes and features and how these change over time                      

 

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