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During the Autumn Term 2 the children will be studying geography. Our project is called

Wonders Of The World

Overview : Children will have understanding of the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

Locational : Children will be able to locate the world’s countries focussing on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. Consider land-use patterns and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

Geographical Skills & fieldwork : Children will be able to use maps, atlases, globes and digital/ computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. They will be able to use the eight points of a compass. Use digital technologies to observe, measure and record human and physical features.

Focusing on  : various locations around the world including 'St Basil's Cathedral (Moscow); Giants Causeway (Ireland); The Northern Lights (Scandinavia); Great Barrier Reef (Australia); The Grand Canyon (North America).

 

 

During Summer Term 2 the children will be learning about

Rivers

Outcomes : Most children will: recognise selected physical processes relating to rivers and begin to appreciate how these can change the character of places; draw on their own observations and secondary sources and use their awareness of river events to suggest geographical questions and raise issues that might be studied, eg floods, drought, pollution.

Some children will not have made so much progress and will: offer appropriate observations about river features; identify how people affect the environment and recognise ways in which people try to manage it

Some children will have progressed further and will also: use confidently a full range of skills and different kinds of maps and resources to undertake independent investigations; offer explanations for river features observed; relate local river work to generalisations about rivers elsewhere.

Key skills: Pupils will be able to:

Describe and understand the key features/ aspects of rivers : source, spring, tributaries, waterfall, meander, lakes, ox-bow lake, delta, estuary, mouth.

Describe and understand the key aspects of the water cycle.

Understand the similarities and differences through the study of a river in the UK, Europe and South America.

(A focus on the River Soar, Danube and the Amazon.)

 

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