Please look at the following link to find details of the topics that will be covered.

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We have embedded the new National Curriculum requirements for Geography in our Curriculum Maps, ensuring the Programmes of Study set out by the new Curriculum are covered in the recommended Key Stage. Here is a list of the topics covered in each year group. It is expected that elements of locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork are covered in both Key Stages. Look at the Curriculum Map for your child’s class to see when in the year the topics will be taught.

Year group Topics
Year 1
  • Study human and physical geography of the local area.
  • Use aerial photographs.
  • Use simple fieldwork and observation skills. Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns. Devise a simple map.
  • Use simple compass directions.
  • Locate hot and cold areas of the World.
  • Introduce the Equator and North/South Poles.
  • Identify animals that live there.
  • Fieldwork: draw simple maps, use simple symbols and basic geographical vocabulary
Year 2
  • Name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans on a map.
  • Comparison of life between Africa and UK.
  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of countries in the UK, capital cities and seas.
Year 3
  • A study of the geography of the local area-field work, settlements, land use, sketch maps, human facilities.
  • A study of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean-locate on world map, physical geography (volcanoes, rivers, earthquakes, natural resources, trade links).
Year 4
  • A Study of the wider U.K.
  • Name and locate countries and cities, key features  (rivers, mountains, coasts and hills, land use patterns and change over time)
  • Rivers and the Water Cycle- physical and human geography: features of rivers the water cycle and the distribution of water.
Year 5
  • Anglo Saxon place names and settlements.
  • A Study of Europe-name and locate countries and describe features, use maps, atlases, globes, compass points,  grid references, time zones use keys and symbols to identify main features ; trade links and natural resources and land use.
  • A Study of Paris and France; compare and contrast to London -human and physical geography of France (especially mountain regions e.g. Alps)
Year 6
  • Geography of the Wider World-locate world’s countries using , digital /computer mapping etc; identify position and significance of latitude, longitude, equator, hemispheres.
  • A focused study on a region in either North or South America-human and physical geography.
  • Describe and understand climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts e.g. aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, tundra area of the world (classified according to vegetation and their adaptation to that environment)