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Geography

 

Subject Leader: Ally Grace (agrace@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk)

 

 

Geography at Cashes Green

Geography is important to show our children the world outside Cashes Green and to encourage them to explore the wonders of the wider world. We also want to help them understand the impact of their actions on the world. We hope to inspire them to look after our planet and to appreciate and respect the differences between people, places and cultures.

Link to EYFS Framework (we are an early adopter school)

Link to National Curriculum Programme of Study for KS1 and KS2

Our Key Skills

Reception

currently being updated inline with the EYFS curriculum

Year 1

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use directional language (near and far, left and right)
  • Use scale language (bigger/smaller, far/near)

Drawing Maps

  • Devise a simple map of imaginary places from stories
  • Use symbols on imaginary maps

Using Maps

  • Use a simple picture map to follow a route

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Name and locate the world's 7 continents and 5 oceans

Year 2

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use simple compass directions (NESW)
  • Recognise UK on a small scale and large scale map

Drawing Maps

  • Devise a map with a simple key of imaginary places or real places
  • Make a simple key as a class

Using Maps

  • Follow a route on a map
  • Use an infant atlas to find places

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Name, locate and identify the characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK

Year 3

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use two figure grid references
  • Use the 8 points of a compass
  • Roughly measure distance on a sketch map

Drawing Maps

  • Add detail to a sketch map from aerial photographs
  • Devise a simple scale drawing including a simple key

Using Maps

  • Locate places on larger scale maps

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Look at the environmental regions of Europe (including Russia)
  • Know the position and significance of the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

Year 4

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use four-figure grid references
  • Use the 8 points of a compass accurately and confidently
  • Measure distance on a sketch map with increasing accuracy

Drawing Maps

  • Make a simple scale drawing with confidence
  • Make a map of a short route
  • Begin to recognise symbols on an OS map

Using Maps

  • Locate places on larger scale maps with increasing accuracy

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Consolidate looking at the environmental regions of Europe (including Russia)
  • Understand the difference between the Northern and Southern hemisphere

Year 5

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use four-figure and six-figure grid references
  • Begin to use map scales to measure distance
  • Begin to understand latitude and longitude lines

Drawing Maps

  • Make a range of maps using data they have collected using symbols and keys
  • Recognise and use OS map symbols

Using Maps

  • Begin to use atlases to find out the physical features of places

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Look at the environmental regions of South America
  • Name and locate counties and cities of the UK

Year 6

Direction, Location and Scale

  • Use four and six-figure grid references
  • Use latitude and longitude on atlases and maps
  • Accurately use scales on a map to measure distance

Drawing Maps

  • Make a range of maps using data they have collected with increasing complexity
  • Identify and use the most suitable key on a map
  • Recognise and use OS map symbols and atlas keys

Using Maps

  • Locate places on a world map. Use atlases to find out features of places with increasing complexity

Place and Location Knowledge

  • Identify the Arctic and Antarctic Circle
  • Understand the significance of the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones

Our Key Vocabulary

 

Coverage in Our Curriculum