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Curriculum Intent - Geography

 

Our Curriculum Drivers

 

Characteristics of a John Bamford Geographer

 

Implementation

Cycle 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

Fire, fire!

 

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.

 

Use world maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.

 

 

Vocab: find, city, capital city, village, town, sea, ocean, beach, coast

 

Our Town (Local adventure)

 

Name and locate where they live: their home, school, town and country.

 

Identify how features in the local area have changed over time.

 

Be able to talk about things that are the same and different around the school.

 

Name key physical and human features seen on their walk to school.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, forwards, backwards, left, right,

near, far

Into the Woods!

 

Talk about what they like and don't like about the local area. (Cannock Chase)

 

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise local landmarks and human and physical features

 

Name key features seen on their walk.

 

Vocab: plants, roads, streets, house, school, shop, crossing.

Study of National Fairy Tales (National adventure)

 

Identify and compare seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

 

Compare and contrast two localities, identifying differences in human and physical features.

 

Fieldwork and map work of Cannock Chase and the Capital Cities of UK.

 

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, forwards, backwards, left, right,

near, far, season, weather,  valley

All about Orang-utan’s/Rainforests

 

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

 

Where are the rainforests in the world?

 

Vocab: plant, find,

Rainforest, weather, river, continent, country, vegetation, soil, river.

 

Here we are (Global adventure)

 

Ask questions about living in contrasting localities.

 

Vocab: plants, roads, streets, house, school, shop, crossing, continent, country.

Years 3 and 4

The Terrible Tudors

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the UK.

 

Vocab: find, city, capital city, village, continent, country, north, south, east, west, map.

 

 

Our local library (Local adventure)

 

Use eight points of the compass.

 

Accurately use four figure grid references.

 

Use and understand symbols and keys.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates.

The Stone Age

 

Consider how the land in the local area was used in the past and why different groups of people settled there in the past.

 

Vocab: roads, streets, physical geography, human geography, past, present, future, pollution.

Town is by the sea (National adventure)

 

Study contrasting regions, identify human and physical characteristics including hills, coasts, mountains, rivers.

 

Compare land use in two contrasting locations.

 

Why do people live by the sea?

Human and physical features.

 

Vocab: physical features, human features, sea, ocean, building, rivers, mountain, cliff, fertile land, crops, farming, source.

 

Blue Abyss

 

Describe and understand key aspects of rivers and mountains

 

Describe and understand the key aspects of the water cycle.

 

 

Vocab: clouds, rain, evaporation, condensation, sea, ocean, heat, cool, water.

 

Clean Water and Sanitation (Global adventure)

 

Compare climates in different countries identifying the impact on lifestyle.

 

Undertake weather surveys and present weather information using graphs and digital technologies.

 

Weather investigation.

 

Vocab: clouds, rain, evaporation, condensation, sea, ocean, heat, cool, water.

 

Years 5 and 6

Romans

 

Collect comparative information from different countries / cities (e.g. population, weather).

Select methods for collecting, presenting and analysing statistical data.

 

 

Vocab: explain, city, capital city, village, town, continent, country, desert, arid, climate, vegetation, biome.

Rugeley Miners (Local adventure)

 

Use Ordnance Survey maps to develop knowledge of the UK using a range of symbols and keys.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, key, references, border, national border.

 

Mexico

 

Use globes and maps to locate continents and countries around the world including North and South America.

 

Identify environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics in countries and cities around the world

 

Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).

 

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a region outside of Europe including North and South America.

 

Vocab: tropic of cancer, tropic of Capricorn, Greenwich mean time, Pacific standard time, population, climate, latitude, longitude, north, south, east, west, atlas, map, globe, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, key, references.

 

Sports Relief (National adventure)

 

Identify trade links around the world based on a few chosen items e.g. chocolate, bananas

 

Vocab: physical features, trade, fair trade, currency, finances, money, rivers, fertile land, crops, farming, source, cattle, markets, government, tax, continent.

 

Inventions

 

Select methods for collecting, presenting and analysing statistical data.

Analyse evidence and draw conclusions.

 

Collecting, presenting and analysing statistical data. (CO2? Weather etc).

 

Vocab: climate, weather, data, information, primary source, secondary source, carbon dioxide, humidity, clouds, rain, evaporation, condensation, sea, ocean, heat, cool, water.

 

Deforestation (Global adventure)

 

Describe and understand key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.

 

Identify the climate, plants, habitats, animals and how people live in the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Amazon rainforest – deforestation.

 

Vocab: biome, vegetation belt, conservation, rainforest, endangered, extinct, deforestation, lumber, logger, government, forest fires, natural disasters, wildfire, arson, environment, indigenous, species, medicine, anti-cancerous, flooding, rate.

 

 

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

The Victorians

 

Ask questions to find out what it is like to live in a contrasting locality.

 

Vocab: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, shop, contrast.

Our School (Local adventure)

 

Devise a simple map of the local area and present information using sketch maps, plans and graphs.

 

Use directional language (near and far, left and right) to describe location of features and simple 4-point compass directions

 

Talk about local area of Rugeley; what is similar and different around school.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, forwards, backwards, left, right,

near, far, season, weather,  valley

All About Chocolate!

 

Ask questions to find out what it is like to live in a contrasting locality.

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

 

Locate continents and oceans – where chocolate is grown.

 

Vocab: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, shop, contrast.

Bright Lights, Big Cities (National adventure)

 

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.

 

Compare and contrast two localities, identifying differences in human and physical features.

-Wales and England

 

Capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas.

 

Vocab: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, shop

Growing Up

 

Identify and compare seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

 

 

How local features have changed over time.

 

Vocab: season, weather.

At the seaside, beach pollution (Global adventure)

 

Compare seasons and daily weather patterns in UK

 

Vocab: beach, cliff, coast, sea, port, harbour, house, office, shop.

Years 3 and 4

Egyptians

 

Compare climates in different countries identifying the impact on lifestyle.

 

Vocab: roads, streets, physical geography, human geography, past, present, future, climate, settlement, land use.

Etching hill Rock (Local adventure)

 

Use eight points of the compass.

Accurately use four figure grid references.

 

Use and understand symbols and keys.

 

Vocab: physical features, human features, north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates.

 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Places in Europe)

 

Use globes and maps to locate European countries

Identify environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics in European countries and cities.

 

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a region in the UK and Europe.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, rivers, mountains, physical features, human features.

St. George and the Dragon (National adventure)

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the UK.

 

Map work UK (cities and countries).

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates.

Misty Mountains

 

Compare land use in two contrasting locations.

 

Describe and understand key aspects of rivers and mountains.

 

Vocab: physical features, human features, sea, ocean, building, rivers, mountain, cliff,

 

Climate Action (Global adventure)

 

Compare climates in different countries

identifying the impact on lifestyle.

 

Undertake weather surveys and present weather information using graphs and digital technologies.

 

Weather surveys/weather information.

 

Vocab: clouds, rain, evaporation, condensation, sea, ocean, heat, cool, water, climate,

 

Years 5 and 6

Battles of Britain

 

Accurately use six figure grid references.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, key, references, border, national border.

 

 

The use of Cannock Chase during WW1(Local adventure)

 

Use Ordnance Survey maps to develop knowledge of the UK using a range of symbols and keys.

 

Vocab: north, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, key, references, border, national border.

 

The Ancient Greeks

 

Identify environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics in countries and cities around the world

 

Human and Physical geography.

How has it changed?

 

Vocab: mountains, hills, settlements, land use, human features, physical features.

Shakespeare Week

(National adventure)

 

Accurately use six figure grid references.

 

Vocab: North, south, east, west, map, compass, grid, grid reference, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, key, references, border, national border.

 

Forces of Nature

 

Describe and explain the processes that cause earthquakes and volcanoes.

 

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a region outside of Europe including North and South America.

 

Vocab: earthquake, volcanoes, rivers, mountains, water cycle, settlements, landuse,

 

Sustainability and Recycling (Global adventure)

 

Use atlases, globes and digital / computer mapping to develop knowledge of the wider world.

 

Select methods for collecting, presenting and analysing statistical data.

 

Analyse evidence and draw conclusions.

 

Recycling investigation –

Vocab: climate, weather, data, information, primary source, secondary source, carbon dioxide, humidity, clouds, rain, evaporation, condensation, sea, ocean, heat, cool, water.

 

 

 


Aspire to be a Geographer
 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Geographer: 

  • Field Technician for engineering and service companies
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) analyst – analysing, updating and working with maps
  • Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Manager
  • Meteorologist – analysing and understanding the weather and climate changes
  • Various jobs in The Built Environment – architecture, engineering, landscape, planning and surveying to name a few!
  • Geography teacher

To find out more about what careers are available, you can search on: Royal Geographical Society - Resources for graduating students (rgs.org)