Geography Learning Map

Autumn 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Theme overview

Funny Bones

Drawing and reading maps of the school.

The True Story of The Three Little Pigs

Drawing and reading maps of the local shoreline using a key and symbols.

Life by the Sea

HISTORY FOCUS

Visit RNLI/Beach?

Dragonology

Use an atlas effectively to identify the climate, precipitation and biome of different areas to design a dragon.

Volcanoes

Understand plate tectonics and their influence on volcanoes and earthquakes.

Bullets, Bombs and Bunting

History focus topic with a few elements of Geography.

Key Content (Skills / contextual knowledge and outcome)

To follow a simple map of my direct location.

Follow a simple map within the school grounds

To draw a simple map of my direct location.

Draw a simple map of a route or where things are found

To locate landmarks in my direct location on a map.

Note key ‘landmarks’ within the school and grounds.

Complete simple fieldwork and observational drawings in their direct location.

Complete simple fieldwork and observational drawings of the physical and human features of the school.

Know the 4 main directions on a compass

To use 4 compass points in games and identify them on a map.

Local places on a local map.

Locate places on the Littlehampton shoreline using a map.

Use symbols and a key to show places.

Use symbols to identify features of the local area. (Station, downs, lighthouse etc)

Use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features

Use aerial photographs and GoogleMaps to identify human and physical features and landmarks in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

Build The Three Little Pigs houses in safe places and note them on a map.

Changes over time (Now in Beach Schools progression map)

Observe the River Arun, what features are there and how the river is used in everyday life.

Use atlases effectively to find places, information and to compare places and climate.

Use content pages and index to find pages in an atlas.

Read graphs and diagrams relating to precipitation, climate and biomes

Relate habitats to features of a dragon

OUTDOOR LEARNING

To learn some useful knots

To build a bridge as a team to cross an obstacle

To build a shelter to observe dragons.

To know how the movement of plates creates earthquakes and volcanoes and where in the world these are more frequent and why.

Use maps to find areas susceptible to earthquakes and volcanoes.

Name and identify on maps, the tectonic plates.

Identify the worlds’ countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia)

Identify the countries involved in World War 2 on a map and find the capital cities.

Identify where Russia is and its major cities.

KPIs

To follow a simple map of my direct location.

To draw a simple map of my direct location.

To locate landmarks in my direct location on a map.

Know the 4 main directions on a compass.

Complete simple fieldwork and observational drawings of the physical and human features of the school.

Local places on a local map.

Use symbols to identify features of the local area. (Station, downs, lighthouse etc)

Use aerial photographs and GoogleMaps to identify human and physical features and landmarks in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

Discuss the climate in different areas of the world

Discuss precipitation in different areas across the world

Discuss different biomes across the world

Use an atlas effectively

Learn and use some useful knots.

To make a bridge and a shelter as a team.

Describe how constructive and destructive movements create volcanoes and earthquakes

Know how earthquakes are measured

Identify where Russia is in relation to the rest of the world.

To understand its size and and it is both Europe and Asia.

Core Vocabulary

Map / Landmark

Permanent / Temporary / River Beach / N, E, S, E,

Human features /

Physical features /

Symbols / Key

Aerial photographs

climate / precipitation / equator / monsoon /

seasons / temperature

Reef knot / Clove hitch / square lashing / bridge /

shelter / observation

dragonologist

volcano

destructive plate movement

constructive plate movement

earthquake

Richter Scale

‘Ring of Fire’

Tectonic Plates

Names of plates

Continent

Russia

Europe

Asia

European

Autumn 2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Theme overview

HISTORY FOCUS

Lost Happy Endings

Drawing and reading maps of the local shoreline using a key and symbols.

Locate geographical areas within their own town using maps, symbol and keys

Read a map and locate objects / places (2 digit grid references)

Draw a map and position / locate objects (2 digit grid references)

HISTORY FOCUS

HISTORY FOCUS

HISTORY FOCUS

Key Content

(Skills/knowledge)

Local places on a local map.

Locate places on the Littlehampton shoreline using a map.

Use symbols and a key to show places.

Use symbols to identify features of the local area. (Station, downs, lighthouse etc)

Use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features

Use aerial photographs and GoogleMaps to identify human and physical features and landmarks in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

Observe the physical  and human features of a seaside town.

Observe physical and human features of Littlehampton and compare with others using maps and photographs.

Name and Locate topographical features of the local area.

Know and use N,E,S,W on a map.

Use 2 digit grid references on a UK map.

Using maps over the local area, locate the topographical features in relation to the 4 compass points.

The sea is south of the downs.

Observe the features of a river and how it is used.

KPIs

Local places on a local map.

Use symbols to identify features of the local area. (Station, downs, lighthouse etc)

Use aerial photographs and GoogleMaps to identify human and physical features and landmarks in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

Observe a local river, what features are there and how the river is used in everyday life.

Observe physical and human features a seaside town compare with others using maps and photographs.

Core Vocabulary

Human features /

Physical features /

Symbols / Key

Aerial photographs

N,E,S,W / Topography /

Low ground /

High Ground /

River / Shoreline

Spring 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Theme overview

HISTORY FOCUS

Sing For Your Supper (The Mousehouse Cat)

HISTORY FOCUS

Pole to Pole

Identify the features and animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic

Myths

Locate European country on a map and locate major cities and regions.

HISTORY FOCUS

Key Content (Skills/ knowledge)

Collect and present data on a regular basis.

Collect outside temperature in the shade and the sun for a week at equal intervals during the day.

Present data collected using graphs. 

Collect and present data from a non-European country.

Collect outside temperature from a place chosen by the class.

Compare data from two countries.

Compare the temperatures gathered from two countries.

Know how the seasons change our environment and daily lives.

Understand and describe how trees change during different seasons.

Describe how our clothing changes through out different seaons.

Identify and describe settlements and land use in a non-European country.

Identify

natural/physical  features of Artic and Antarctic on maps and in pictures.

Identify and describe the physical features and climate of a non-European country.

Understand, draw and describe how the changes of season affects the landscape in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Understand, draw and describe why different animals are found in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Choose methods to show information gathered.

Use Venn diagrams to sort animals that inhabit the poles.

To understand and describe the weather in relation to the poles / equator.

Study the climate at the poles and the changes during seasons.

Identify the position and significance of the Northern hemisphere, Southern hemisphere and Artic and Antartic Circle.

Use a variety of maps to countries and to locate their physical and man-made features.

Learn to read and create 4 digit grid references.

Use Google Maps, world maps and European maps to locate Greece and surrounding islands, comparing which maps show what information.

Name and identify capital cities (old and current), seas, rivers, mountain ranges and regions.

KPIs

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

key physical features.  

key human features.

Identify features of arctic regions using pictures and a variety of maps.

Understand how seasons change the poles.

Understand the effect of seasonal changes on the poles.

Use a variety of maps to locate Greece.

Use a variety of maps to locate cities, mountain ranges, seas and islands in and around Greece.

Use maps to identify how land use has changed over time.

Core Vocabulary

physical features

beach / cliff / coast

forest / hill / mountain / sea / ocean / river / soil valley / vegetation, season / weather

human features

city / town / village / factory / farm house / office

port / harbour / shop

Arctic / Antarctic

Glacier

Polar Region /North

South / Climate

Ice shelf / Pole

Mountain / Inuit

Google Earth / world map / European map / Europe / city / island / mainland / mountain / mountain range / country

Spring 2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Theme overview

Down in the Deep Dark Woods

Identify the 4 countries and capital cities of UK using two different maps.

Using a political and physical map, identify the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and the capital cities..

Using a political and physical map, identify the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and the capital cities.

Use maps to find woods in each of the 4 countries.

HISTORY FOCUS

Name and Locate topographical features of the local area.

Know and use N,E,S,W on a map.

Use 2 digit grid references on a UK map.

Links to previous topic -

Sands of Time

Source to Sea

River Arun Fieldworld

Understand and describe the features of a river from source to sea.

Use Google maps to follow the River Arun from sea to source.

Understand and describe how features are created and change over the course of time.

Use videos and practical work to understand and explain how river features are created and change over time - meander, oxbow lake, water fall.

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present features in the local area.

Children to complete fieldwork along different stages of the River Arun, identifying the features both physical and man-made.

HISTORY FOCUS

Recycling - international trade

Key Content

(Skills/knowledge)

Locate the world’s countries, using maps. (Egypt)

Describe and understand the key aspects of climate, vegetation belts, rivers

Human geography

describe and understand the key aspects of settlement, land use, distribution of natural resources (food).

Identify the position and significance of the equator, the tropic of cancer and capricorn.

Contextual learning / outcome

Reading maps to locate Egypt and the River Nile.

Through the study of pictures and documentation, know that the Nile was used for transportation and creates fertile lands.

  • Use Google earth to trace River Arun from Sea to Source

describe and understand key aspects of:

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

KPIs

Locate the world’s countries, using maps. (Egypt)

Describe and understand the key aspects of climate, vegetation belts, rivers

Human geography

describe and understand the key aspects of settlement, land use, distribution of natural resources (food).

Core Vocabulary

Country

Capital

UK

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Egypt / River Nile /

fertile / transportation

Mouth

Source

Sea

River

Meander

Reservoir

Stream

Lake

Oxbow Lake

Erosion

River defence

Flooding

Coastal erosion

Coastal sea Defences

Groyne

Longshore Drift

Lifeguard

Flags

Water Safety

R.N.L.I.

Summer 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Theme overview

Handa’s Surprise!

HISTORY FOCUS

HISTORY FOCUS

HISTORY FOCUS

Holes

Human migration

Global Map

Key Content (Skills/ knowledge)

Identify 2 continents, 3 oceans and the equator on a world map.

Children to identify Great Britain, Europe and Africa on a world map.

Children to identify the North and South Atlantic and Arctic Oceans on a world map.

Using maps and photographs, children compare the UK to a small area in a non-European country.

Using maps and photographs, children compare Littlehampton to a small area in Africa. 

Know which clothes to wear in hot and cold places.

Compare the clothes children wear to those worn by characters in Handa’s Surprise and other stories told from the region.

Know some of the main features of hot and cold places.

Identify and discuss feature such as deserts, oases and other features found in hot areas of the world, near the equator.

Use physical maps to identify physical geographical features of North and South America.

South America can be divided into three physical regions: mountains and highlands, river basins, and coastal plains. Mountains and coastal plains generally run in a north-south direction, while highlands and river basins generally run in an east-west direction.

North America can be divided into five physical regions: the mountainous west, the Great Plains, the Canadian Shield, the varied eastern region, and the Caribbean.

To understand and describe the distribution of population and settlements in North and South America relating to physical features.

North America - Children to be shown images of population distribution being more dense in East and on the West coast - Children use their knowledge of the physical features to deduce why.

South America - Children to be shown images of population distribution being more dense in East and in the North West - Children use their knowledge of the physical features to deduce why.

Collect and present data on the local area using a range of methods.

Collect data on where the children/adult in the year group/school were born.

Present information on the human migration of the school body in an effective way.

KPIs

Core Vocabulary

Summer 2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Unit completed during Blackland Farm Week

Theme overview

HISTORY FOCUS

SHIP AHOY!

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Children to know the continents and oceans  

To know and use the 4 compass points.

Children to describe journeys from one place (continent and country) across the ocean to another in the context of smugglers, using compass points as directional language.

Children create treasure maps.

Titanic

HISTORY FOCUS

Map journeys across different ocean

Fair Verona v Sunny Arundel

Compare and contrast a UK and a European City

Using Googlemaps, compare and contrast the land use of Verona and Arundel.

Compare and contrast the use of land (and river) use between to cities.

Using Googlemaps, compare and contrast the land use of Verona and Arundel.

Investigate how cities grow and change over time.

Using maps, investigate how Arundel and Verona have changed over time and make predictions on why this is.

Use field work to observe the difference between two towns.

Visit Arundel and Littlehampton and count the number of shops (pre sorted prior to visit).

Analyse field work data collected.

Make conclusions about why there are different shops in Arundel compared to Littlehampton.

HISTORY FOCUS

To read and create 6 digit grid references.

Using OS maps of Arundel and Littlehampton, find symbols and places using 6 digit grid references.

To know and use symbols used on Ordinance Survey Maps.

Use OS cards to match symbols to meaning and vice versa.

Know and use 8 point compass points.

Use 8 point compass points to determine the direction from one one on an OS map to another.

To understand what contour lines mean.

Create a 3D map of an area using contour lines.

Key Content

(Skills/knowledge)

  • Using Google Earth to identify landmarks
  • Compare landmarks of two cities
  • Compare historical and recent maps of a city
  • Investigate a landmark in detail

To be able to read and use Ordnance Survey Maps

KPIs

Core Vocabulary

Map

Europe

city

Italy

Country

England

Arundel

Landmark

Historical

Ordnance Survey Map

Contour Lines

Grid References

Symbols