Geography

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

Overview

Year 3

Autumn

 

Getting to know our school

 

Map skills

 

Compass points

 

Summer

 

Southsea

 

Geographical location in UK and World

 

Visit: Seafront and Gunwharf Quays

 

Describing human and physical features

 

Compare locations – land use survey

Year 5

Spring

 

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

Spring

 

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

Spring

 

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

 

Rainforests

 

Location Study of layers & structure

 

People of the rainforest

 

Destruction and conservation

 

Democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect

St Ronan's Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0PX tel: 023 92 734787 Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

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