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.|