Menu
Home Page
Home Page

Greenfield Primary School

Imagine, Believe, Succeed

Geography

 
Hello, Welcome to Greenfield's Geography web page.
 
This long term plan reflects the learning in the new National Curriculum.
 
For Geography based activities in the Early Years please refer to Early Years page.
 

Planning for Key Stage 1

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle a

A walk in the woods

The children will explore the local area looking at real maps and aerial photographs.  They will draw simple maps in response to this and discuss the different features of the maps using basic geographical language.  The children will also be introduced to compass work and taught how to use compass directions as a means of locating a position on a map.

 

 

 

Fire & Ice

During this topic the children will learn about the seven continents of the world and the names of some of the larger oceans.  They will explore areas of the world that are ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ and the position of these countries in relation to the equator or polar regions.

 

The children will also learn about the United Kingdom – the countries that make up the UK, capital cities and surrounding seas.

 

The children will compare Australia and the Polar Regions to the UK.

Trainers, tracks & tyres

 

During this topic the children will reinforce their knowledge of the seven continents, oceans of the World including the seas surrounding the UK.

 

 

Cycle b

A world of difference – Come with me

During this topic the children learn about India.  They find out about different physical features e.g. River Ganges and human features e.g. Taj Mahal.  They find out about village life and compare this to their lives in Shelfield.

 

The children also study the different weather that we have in the UK both daily and from season to season.

Dungeons & Dragons

 

During this topic the children learn about castles.  They will use maps to help them understand why castles were built in particular places.

 

 

In the secret garden

This topic involves the children exploring their school, the school grounds and the local area.  They will spend time thinking about the features that have been built by humans.

 

 
 
 
 

Planning for lower Key Stage 2

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle a

Italian Adventures

 

The children will study modern day Italy but also through studying the Roman Empire in History, they will learn about European countries and some of their major cities.  The children will compare and contrast life in Italy with life in the UK, comparing aspects such as climate.

 

We’ll meet again

During this topic the children will study Europe, learning about environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.  Paying particular attention to those countries that were involved in WW2.

 

Thatch & Kilt

During this topic the children will study Europe, learning about environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.  Paying particular attention to those countries that invaded Britain in the past e.g. Vikings & Saxons

 

Cycle b

Stig

 

This Topic is predominantly a History Topic so no Geography is taught this term.

Out of Africa

During this Topic the children use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to locate countries within the African continent and describe their features. 

Walk like an Egyptian

 

The children will learn about Egypt and comparing life here with life in the UK.  The children will learn about the River Nile and role it plays within farming.

 

 
 
 

Planning for upper Key Stage 2

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle a

 

Viking Invasion

 

This Topic is predominantly a History Topic so no Geography is taught this term.

 

Hard times!

 

As part of this Topic, the children learn about land use, settlements and trade routes exploring how natural resources are distributed around the country.

 

Mountain High

During this Topic the children learn about different Mountain ranges locally, nationally and Worldwide.  They also learn about volcanoes and earthquakes.

 

Cycle b

 

The Greeks

The children will study modern day Greece.  They will compare and contrast life in Greece with life in the UK, comparing aspects such as weather.

Ice Worlds

 

During this topic the children will learn about the polar regions in particular the North Pole.  The will learn the names of the different countries that are part of the Arctic Circle.

 

They will learn about the environment region including man-made and natural characteristics.

Jungle Fever

As part of this topic, the children will learn about a region of South America.  They will find out about many of the natural and man-made features.  In particular they will learn about the vegetation that grows within the region, rivers (including the features of rivers) and the water cycle.

Top