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Maryvale

Catholic Primary School

  • With our mother Mary,
  • we gather together joyfully,
  • to love, live, learn and pray,
  • with respect for all God’s family,
  • as Jesus teaches us.

 

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Year Six

Focus

Where Do You Live?

Our Local Area. The UK and Europe

The Holiday Show- Where should I go on holiday? Europe, Capital Cities and landmarks.

What Makes the Earth Angry? Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

Rainforests

Brazil

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Place Knowledge

and describe the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom.

Physical Geography

Geographical vocabulary to refer to physical features of their school and its grounds and of the surrounding environment.

Geography skills and fieldwork

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage, use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds

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Place knowledge

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Physical Geography

Identify seasonal/daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South poles.

Use basic Geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features (inc – beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season, weather)

and human features (inc city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour, shop) of a contrasting non-European country.

Geography Skills and Fieldwork

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.              Use simple compass directions (North, East, South and West), to describe the location of features and routes on a map.               Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features: devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.                       Use fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of the schools surrounding areas.

 

Place knowledge

Name and locate continents and countries and cities, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (in hills, mountains, coasts and rivers)

Physical Geography

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of different countries.

Human and Physical Geography      Describe and understand key aspects of: Physical geography including key topographical features (inc hills, mountains, coasts, rivers) and land patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

Geography Skills and Fieldwork

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Location knowledge

Locate the worlds countries, using maps to focus on Europe (inc the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and other major cities.    Identify the position and significance of Equator, N. and S. Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.                Place knowledge

 Understand geographical similarities and differences – why will some areas have earthquakes and not others?           Physical Geography   Describe and understand key aspects of:

Volcanoes and earthquakes. Geography Skills and Fieldwork              Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied

Learn the eight points of a compass, and four-figure grid references.

Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Location knowledge

Locate rainforests of the world relating to continents

Human and Physical Geography

Describe and understand key aspects of Rainforests

Geography Skills and Fieldwork    Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied.

Use the eight points of a compass, four-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom in the past and present.

Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Location knowledge

Place knowledge Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within South America

Human and Physical Geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle. human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geography Skills and Fieldwork

use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Intent

Children will understand the location of the West midlands within the UK and identify examples of human and physical geography in the local area.

Children will be able to identify different features and landmarks of the UK, including weather patterns. They will use maps and atlases to locate  countries and capital cities within the UK.

Children will gain awareness of the world around them by learning about the physical and human geography of Europe. They will consider different parts of Europe as holiday destinations and the effect that climate change is having.

Children will discover the geographical reasons why  earthquakes and volcano eruptions occur and why they are located in certain areas.

Children will discover the different layers of a rainforest and recognise the importance of the Amazon Rainforest as an ecosystem.

Children will learn about life in  Brazil by looking at the environment, tourism, work and leisure and compare it with the UK.

Values

Curious and Active

Curious and Active

  • Grateful and Generous.
  • Attentive and Discerning

 

Curious and Active

  • Grateful and Generous.

 

Learned and Wise

  • Grateful and Generous                Curious and Active
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Learned and wise

  • Grateful and Generous.
  • Curious and Active

 

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