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Welcome to Sussex Road School Geography

Geography is part of our everyday lives - something that children don't always realise.  We seek to inspire or harness children's curiosity, fascination and understanding about the diverse world around them, including their place within it.  We believe that greater knowledge of the world around us leads to greater understanding, empathy and connection between us all.  It's important to us that children develop a sense of their place in the world and have the opportunity to explore the different ways in which we are connected - both to each other and to our environment.  Children are encouraged to question why the world is the way it is, not just accept it as it is, and to think about how they can actively shape and participate in the fate of the world's future.

Our Enquiries support the acquisition and development of our key concepts across the school.  We aim to promote progressive geographical skills through meaningful tasks and investigations which lend themselves to questioning and deeper thinking.  We provide opportunities to develop a greater understanding of Tonbridge and immediate area in which we live as well as comparing and contrasting with other places the children may know from travels abroad and some lesser known or more remote parts of the world.

 

Sussex Road School Geography

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year

1

Human & physical

Weather patterns

Four seasons

Fieldwork & research

Features of home and school

Data from first and second hand sources

Human & physical

Physical and human changes to environments

Locality

Continents & oceans

Maps, plans, symbols & keys

Year

2

 

Locality

4 countries of the UK:

Countries of the UK

UK capital cities

Maps & keys

Fieldwork & research

Compass directions

Aerial photographs

 

 

 

Similarities & differences

UK and a non-European country

Fieldwork & research

Asking and responding to questions – own locality

Year

3

 

Human & physical

Volcanoes & earthquakes

Settlements

 

 

 

Locality

Countries of Europe

Impact of human & physical geography

Topographical features of UK

Human & physical

Rivers & the water cycle

Similarities & differences

Compare the UK and a European country

Year

4

Locality

Countries of Europe, North & South America

Human & physical

Settlements & land use

Rivers

Fieldwork & research

Observe, measure & record

 

 

 

Locality

Equator, hemispheres & Tropics

Fieldwork & research

8 points of the compass

Year

5

Locality

Environmental regions of North America

Similarities & differences

UK & Mexico

Locality

Latitude & longitude, Prime Meridian and time zones

 

 

Locality

Changes in land used over time

Fieldwork & research

Observations & measurements

Human & physical

Climate zones, vegetation belts, food, environmental impact

 

Year

6

Locality

Environmental regions of Europe, North & South America

Maps, atlases, globes & digital mapping

Fieldwork & research

4 & 6-figure grid references

Human & Physical

Climate zones, biomes & vegetation belts

Similarities & differences

UK and Europe, North & South America

 

 

Locality

Physical & human characteristics of UK cities and changes over time

Fieldwork & research

Recording observations and measurements

 

 

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