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Geography

KEY STAGE 1 TOPIC FRAMEWORK

 

 

CYCLE 1 2017-8

ONGOING

CYCLE 2 2017-18

AUTUMN 1

AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE

 

 

 

 

 

EXTREME WEATHER-

 

monitoring seasons/temperature/weather. Collecting information about current events in weather and the impact.

 

We will develop our geographical skills by:

  • learning about weather around the world
  • naming the continents and oceans in which these extreme weathers happen
  • practice mapping skills
  • identify weather patterns
  • identify the key features of the places we study

 

 

 

 

DIGGING AND PLANTING

 

 

AMAZING PLACES AND SPACES

AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE-Geography

 

We will develop geographical skills by learning how to:

  • Describe some of Australia's amazing places-look at how they are the same or different
  • refer to these places by saying whether they are in the north, south, east or west of the country
  • find out which other countries are in the same continent.

To support our work in the British Value of tolerance, we will learn about aspects of Aboriginal culture.

 

Regional link- we will visit Kirkley Hall to find out about Australian creatures.

Be able to identify the United Kingdom and Australia on a world map or globe.

 

Be able to point out where Sunderland is on a map of the UK

 

Seaburn

Aerial images

UK

 

Sydney

 

Australian wildlife

Aboriginal Stories 

Sunderland

OS maps

Northern counties

 

3 places in Australia

 

Aboriginal heritage and beliefs *

We will discover some of the physical and human features of the United Kingdom by researching:

 

  • Lindisfarne in Northumberland
  • mountains such as Ben Nevis
  • Portmeirion in Wales
  • The Jurassic Coast
  • Durham and Durham cathedral

We will carry out an in-depth study of the location of the school. This will help us to explore patterns of land use using geographical language

 

 

 

YEAR 1 will locate capital cities of the UK and be able to name seas around the UK and the countries nearest to us.

YEAR 2 will locate other major cities of the UK, their characteristics and how they are similar/different

 

 

 

RE/Science Link -Visit to Durham Cathedral* and surrounding woodland river banks.

 

RE Links-through this topic we will learn about the national days of each country and listen to and learn some of our National Anthem

AUTUMN 2

POST A PRINGLE-DT

LETS REMEMBER-HISTORY

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 

Geog link-Look at mega structures from around the world

Geog link-look at bridges from around the world.

Geog link-Locate London on a map of UK 

Geog link- Locate battlefields of WW1 *

SPRING 1

GREAT AND GHASTLY EVENTS-HISTORY

CRACKING IDEAS

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 

 

Geog link-be able to find London on map of UK

Geog link-be able to identify UK, France, Germany and USA on a map.

 

 

SPRING 2

EXTREME WEATHER

EXTREME WEATHER

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

We will develop our geographical skills by:

  • learning about weather around the world
  • naming the continents and oceans in which these extreme weathers happen
  • practice mapping skills
  • identify weather patterns
  • identify the key features of the places we study

Focus on one hot and one cold climate

Focus on hot and tropical climates

Cold climate

Hot and tropical climates

SUMMER 1

FROM FIELD TO FORK-DT

LIFT THE TEACHER-(CASTLES)-DT

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 

Origins of food-fished or farmed

 

 

Farming animals in the UK

Origins of food-journey

 

Farming crops in the UK

Fishing in the UK-Regional link-North Shields Fish Quay

 

Geog link -Draw picture map of a castle’s location –field trip

Geog link-Find castles on maps to look for patterns in location.

SUMMER 2

AMAZING PLACES/SPACES-transition topic

AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE-transition topic

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 

 

 

Locate countries and capital cities on a map of UK

Locate major UK cities on a map of UK

 

 

 

 

YEAR 3 AND 4 TOPIC FRAMEWORK

 

 

CYCLE 1       2017-18

ONGOING

CYCLE 2     2018-19

AUTUMN 1

BUILDINGS-HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare for Summer term’s Eurovision project, throughout the year, monitor one aspect of weather/climate between UK locations and at least one European country.

EUROVISION contd

 

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

TRANSPORT AND TRADE

 

Focus- Egypt

Key geographical characteristics

Through our study of the Ancient Egyptians we will develop our geographical skills and knowledge by using maps to identify location. We will develop our geographical language when we research the importance of the River Nile.

Through our research into Roman settlement, we will develop our geographical skills when we learn how to Locate and map Roman settlements in the UK & identify patterns of settlement

Look at the transport we have today throughout the world and explore everyday goods that are traded around the world. (Gg link)

AUTUMN 2

Locate Stonehenge on a map of Wiltshire and Skara Brae on a map of the Orkney Islands.

Study Anglo Saxon migration and settlements considering how they changed Britain.

Trade routes connected to history topic. Locating routes on maps. Compare to trading today.

SPRING 1 LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY  

 

Year 3

Year 4

LANGUAGE-HISTORY

Through the Land of Hope and Glory topic we will develop our geography skills, vocabulary and knowledge of the UK. We will locate major cities, rivers and mountains.

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY-geography topic

The topic will help us to develop our geographical skills when we:

  • Explore the capital cities of the UK and their distinguishing features
  • Find out about significant buildings and structures within the UK
  • Explore different regions within the UK to identify physical and human features e.g The Lake District, The Midlands, The Jurassic Coast, The Shetlands, 
  • Find out the differences between Sunderland and a small  local village e.g Warkworth 

 

 

This topic will help us to

  • Discover the cities of the UK, their key features and those of the regions in which they are situated. 
  • Identify the differences between town and country life, using vocabulary such as urban and rural.

We will find out  

  •  why some historical buildings e.g monasteries and castles were located as they are. We will locate some castles and monasteries around the UK on maps to see if there is a familiar pattern in location.
  • about coastal storm and flood damage of recent years 
  • about major transport links to main cities, ports and airports.

REGIONAL LINK We will visit Warkworth Castle and Hermitage and map out the location using standardised symbols.

 

SPRING 2

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY-History

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

 

REGIONAL LINK

 

Railways-history

We will explore some of the changes that have taken place in the UK over time e.g the difference the railroads made to the economy and landscape of Britain

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL LINK

 

Coal Mining- history

Through our study of coal mining in history we will learn the geographical skills of:

  • mapping out main coalfields in County Durham
  • finding out how the infrastructure (e.g transporting coal) changed the landscape, housing then how their closure changed the landscape once again.

Make a collection of surnames that are the same as places within the UK and locate these places in an atlas.

Make a collection of places names with Roman and/or Anglo Saxon origin

SUMMER 1

 

EUROVISION

 

EUROVISION

MAKE A BANANA KEYBOARD

 

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

BUILDINGS-HISTORY

A transition project

In our Eurovision topic we will develop our geographical skills by:

improving our knowledge of countries in Europe and finding out about some of them. We will find out some of the differences between countries.

 

As part of our learning in Geography we will:

  • learn which countries are in Europe and where to locate them in an atlas
  • We will discover capital cities and their characteristics.

Because we are beginning to learn French we will focus on this contrasting country, discovering its main cities, how life on the Mediterranean is different to life in the Alps.

 

Significant physical features

Countries: Life in another country

Through this topic we will be improving our geographical knowledge by finding out about exciting and beautiful places and the countries and capitals of Europe.

 

We will look at human features including famous landmarks such as The Colosseum in Rome, and physical features e.g The Matterhorn, The Northern Lights, Norwegian Fjords, seas, lakes and rivers of Europe. We will learn to locate these places by using an atlas.We will look at and compare the differing weathers and climate of northern and southern Europe.

 

   

SUMMER 2

EUROVISION

EUROVISION

 

 

 

We will continue to explore some European countries, their flags, food and significant people and places. We will extend our geographical vocabulary.

 

 

We will look at one European city and compare it to our own city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

YEAR 5 & 6 TOPIC FRAMEWORK

 

CYCLE 1   2015-16

ONGOING

CYCLE 2   2015-16

AUTUMN 1

SHAKE THINGS UP (DT)and EARTHQUAKES, ZONES AND VOLCANOES-GEOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children to keep abreast with significant current affairs with regard to:

  • Conflict
  • natural disasters
  • extreme weathers.

 

 

 

 

CONFLICT-HISTORY

 

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

 

Focus-Volcanoes

Focus-earthquakes.

San Andreas fault.

We will  

  • consider how physical features impact on human activity in main areas 
  • develop our awareness of the countries of North and South America

Forts and defences around Britain.

Countries and counties involved in  WW11 and the impact the war had on these areas/countries.

AUTUMN 2

RICH AND POOR-HISTORY

CONFLICT-HISTORY

 

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

 

Geog link-

To develop our own understanding of how some countries around the world are changing

 

To develop our awareness of the countries of South America we will briefly investigate poverty & wealth in Brazil

To :

develop our own understanding of how some countries around the world are changing

 

To develop our awareness of hte countries of South America we will briefly investigate poverty in Bolivia

Geog-The English Civil War-locate battles and skirmishes. Who was loyal to the King?

The War of the Roses-who supported who and why? Locate battlefields.

SPRING 1

RICH AND POOR-HISTORY

ACHIEVEMENTS AND LEGACIES-HISTORY

SPRING 2

LAND OF THE FREE-GEOG

ACHIEVEMENTS AND LEGACIES-HISTORY

 

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

Key skills: We will find out about some of the countries, capitals, cities, landmarks and wildlife of North America.

 

We will compare and contrast some features in North America with the United Kingdom. We will discover its main cities, rivers and mountain ranges.

 

We will discover some of the incredible weather such as tornadoes, wild fires and dramatic changes in temperature.

 

We will explore human features and diverse cultures.

To deepen our knowledge of the USA  we will take two contrasting locations e.g Alaska and Nevada to identify their key characteristics 

To deepen our knowledge we will

  • Explore our regional links with Washington DC
  • We will compare land use around the River Wear with some of the great rivers such as the Mississippi or Colorado

Map out the voyages of Tudor explorers

Look at how towns, city and countryside changed during Victorian times. Map out canal and rail routes.

SUMMER 1

BALLOON BLASTER-DT

BELIEFS-HISTORY

 

 

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

 

 

Geog link-Identify stone circles and henges on a map.

Geog link-We will find out about life in a rainforest in Central America, foraging for and growing food. We will locate other rainforests.

SUMMER 2

CONFLICT-HISTORY

SHAKE THINGS UP-GEOGRAHY

 

Year 5

YEAR 6

 

 

 

Geog link- Where in the world? Conflict and peace. What causes war?

 

 

 


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