Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Geography

Geography Whole School Curriculum

Kirkstall St Stephen’s

 

Whole School Curriculum Map 2017-18: Geography

 

Year Group

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

1

 

Celebrations

Seasonal weather patterns

Explorers

Place Knowledge

Topic focus on a country outside of the EU

Hot and cold areas

equator and maps

Fairy Tales

Geographical skills – compass

Where is the wolf hiding?

Seasonal weather patterns

At Sea

Locational knowledge

Continents and oceans Geographical skills – compass

Seasonal weather patterns

Geographical vocabulary

 

 

2

Lost in Space

Name and locate the world’s 7 continents

GB and capital cities

 

 

The Titanic

Identifying the 5 oceans

On the Farm

Aerial view of farm, design own map.

Field work (plants, trees)

The Rainforests

Compare our local area to a non-European country (Amazon RF)

Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area.

3

South America

The Rainforest and City (Rio De Janeiro)

Geographical similarities and differences – Kirkstall Abbey, Machu Piccu

Rivers and Glaciers

Volcanic formation of an island

Madagascar

Compass Points – eight points

Vegetation belts

Types of settlement and land use

 

 

Far East Asia

Trade links

Map use – Computer mapping

Northern/ Southern hemisphere

Yantze River

 

4

Chocolate

World map – locate cocoa producing countries.

The water cycle – states of matter

Extreme Earth

Physical Geography – volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes

Human geography - environmental impact on population.

Ancient Greece

Use Maps, Atlases & Globes to locate countries in UK and Europe and features. – think about the location of Greece in Europe

Physical characteristics – Compare/ contrast Greece and the UK

 

Roman

Mapping the expansion of the Roman Empire across Europe. Locating European countries

Local Fieldwork

Observe and record human and physical features in the local area – sketch maps, plans of the area.

5

All around the world
-Latitude & longitude
-Polar regions
-Time zones

North America

Map and locate countries – focussing on North America – Major cities

 

 

Exploring Eastern Europe
- Exploring environment of Eastern European countries
-Culture of people living there

 

6

 

 

Local environment

Grid References

4 and 6 figure grid references

Hemispheres, tropics and equator

Biomes & Vegetation Belts

European study: France

 

 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.