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Geography at Craneswater offers exciting opportunities for children to learn about the world around them. It is taught as a blocked topic within each year group and each focuses on the progression of skills through the study of a place or physical element.

The Craneswater geography curriculum offers opportunities for children to:

Develop awareness of place, starting at a local level and extending to regional, national and global contexts.
Develop understanding of the physical elements of geography
Experience using atlases, globes and maps at a range of scales.
Use ICT to support learning at every available opportunity
Participate in field visits where possible
Enhance their awareness and responsibility for the care of the earth and its sustainable development



Year 3



Getting to know our school


Map skills


Compass points






Geographical location in UK and World


Visit: Seafront and Gunwharf Quays


Describing human and physical features


Compare locations – land use survey

Year 5



Water and rivers


Understand landscape features


Explain about key natural sources


Map skills beyond the UK


Recognise different shapes of countries


Key features of a river


Know how rivers erode, transport and deposit materials


Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present physical features


SMSC: Social, moral cultural- importance of water


Visit to Gilbert White Centre

Year 4



Map skills and comparing regions


Portsmouth in the UK, counties and regions

World Geography – continents and countries


Reading maps and developing understating of grid references and symbols


Comparing different regions


SMSC – Social, moral culturalthrough similarities / differences

Year 6



The British Woodland


Explore forests in the UK


Study layers of the forest


Identify differences between forests, national parks and Sites of Special Scientific Interest and locate.

SMSC -Moral, cultural, mutual respect




Location Study of layers & structure


People of the rainforest


Destruction and conservation


Democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect

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