Studying Geography is a fascinating journey aimed at developing life-long curiosity about our world and its people. Pupils at Queen Emma learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments as well as the powerful physical and human processes that shape and change our planet. Children develop important geographical skills such as collecting, analysing and presenting information they have gathered during fieldwork, learning how to interpret geographical information from maps, satellite photos, globes and diagrams, and communicating their findings and ideas in a variety of ways.
Through their geographical knowledge and skills, children understand how their actions can impact on local and global environments. They are encouraged to think about solutions to urgent and relevant questions that affect their lives now and in the future, and how they can take responsibility for the stewardship of our planet.
Below is a table of Geography topics for each year group by term:
|Y1||Space: use simple fieldwork and observational skills||Castles: Locate and identify characteristics of countries & capital cities of the UK. Explorers: Locate world’s 7 continents and oceans. Identify seasonal & daily weather patterns.||Under the Sea:use geographical vocabulary e.g. beach, ocean, sea.|
|Y2||Fairy Tales: Exploring maps, design a Fairy Tale map||The High Street: Visit local high street to look at amenities and how the high street has changed over time||Around the World: Africa, compare and contrast to local area. Compiling a Geography dictionary|
|Y3||BIPS: Country studies of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka||France: A comparison of a European country with the UK||Plants:Physical geography related to seasons and vegetation|
|Y4||Explorers: Locating places, including human & physical features using maps and globes||The Middle East:Human geography and map comparisons of the region over time||Environmental Changes: An emphasis on sustainability|
|Y5||Ancient Britain: Mapwork||Climbing Mountains:: Mountains and Rivers Water Cycle||Arriving in Africa: Human and Physical Geography of Africa|
|Y6||World War II:Locating places involved in the war and examining the impact on human migration.||Fairtrade: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water||Volcanoes/Earthquakes :Locating places involved in the war and examining the impact on human migration.|
For more information please click on the link to view our Geography Policy on our Policies page.
Examples Of Learning
Year 2 students have been working hard to learn about different physical and human features that are in the world. Students drew their own example of each feature and practiced sorting them correctly.
Students in year 5 learned about life in Ancient Britain. After visiting West Stow, students drew maps of the village.
In year 6 our topic on WWII has allowed us to use a variety of research materials. Here, we used our geographic skills to locate the allied and axis countries involved in the war.
Year 6 students are busy learning about the geography of South America! They have focused on locating important places, capitals, and cultural groups within countries. Students are also working to understand how humans have impacted the Amazon Rainforest and other important natural features of the continent.