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‘Geography underpins a lifelong “conversation” about the earth as the home of humankind.’

Geographical Association.

The geography curriculum at Avenue aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and recognise the importance of sustainable development.  Children learn about their local area and compare this with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.  Children develop a knowledge of location and place, recognising significant physical and human features.  Geographical enquiry includes opportunity for children to investigate places, ask geographical questions and make observations using sources such as maps, atlases, globes, images and aerial photographs.  Fieldwork opportunities allows pupils to observe, collect and analyse information whilst developing a sense of place.  Children in year 2 participate in ‘Forest schools’, we explore the school grounds and observe seasonal changes.  Global events are shared through whole school assemblies.  Our link school in The Gambia provides the opportunity for pupils to learn about life for children in this country.

 

Curriculum overview      -      What makes our world special?

 

CYCLE A

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

 

Signs of autumn

World maps

My family

Weather chart

All about me day

Chinese New Year

Signs of Spring

Farm visit

Pirate week – treasure maps

Years 1 and 2

 

Where do we come from?

Local area

Comparison to life in Kenya

Pirates

Oceans

Compass directions

Artists - Where do famous artists come from? (Art link)

Years 3 and 4

 

Where do we live?

Cities and counties

 

Rivers

Key physical features of rivers

Pollution

Years 5 and 6

Wonders of the world

Human and physical geographical features around the world.

   

 

CYCLE B

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1 & 2

Pole to Pole

Hot and cold areas of the world

 

Let’s go to the seaside

Contrasting location

Year 3 & 4

Mountains and Volcanoes

Physical features

Human and physical effect

 

Distribution of energy

Settlement and land use patterns

Renewable and non-renewable

 

Year 5 & 6

Biomes and Zones

Tundra, deserts, rainforests

 

 

Peaks, parks and people

                                                                                                                                                                       

Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.

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