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Studying Geography is a fascinating journey aimed at developing life-long curiosity about our world and its people. Pupils at Queen Emma learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments as well as the powerful physical and human processes that shape and change our planet. Children develop important geographical skills such as collecting, analysing and presenting information they have gathered during fieldwork, learning how to interpret geographical information from maps, satellite photos, globes and diagrams, and communicating their findings and ideas in a variety of ways.

Through their geographical knowledge and skills, children understand how their actions can impact on local and global environments. They are encouraged to think about solutions to urgent and relevant questions that affect their lives now and in the future, and how they can take responsibility for the stewardship of our planet.

Yearly Overview

Below is a table of Geography topics for each year group by term:

Y1Traction Man: Learning about toys that children play with around the world.Castles: Locate and identify characteristics of countries, capitals & cities of the UK. Around the world with Sunny: locate world’s 7 continents and oceans. Identify seasonal & daily weather patterns.Under the Sea: Identifying oceans, use geographical vocabulary e.g. beach, ocean, sea.
Y2Fairy Tales: Exploring maps, design a Fairy Tale mapThe High Street: Visit local high street to look at amenities and how the high street has changed over timeAround the World: Africa, compare and contrast to local area. Compiling a Geography dictionary
Y3BIPS: Country studies of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri LankaFrance: A comparison of a European country with the UK
Y4Explorers: Locating places, including human & physical features using maps and globesRoman BritainEnvironmental Changes: An emphasis on sustainability
Y5Ancient Britain MapworkClimbing Mountains: Mountains and Rivers Water CycleArriving in Africa: Human and Physical Geography of Africa
Y6World War II: Locating places involved in the war and examining the impact on human migration.Fairtrade: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and waterVolcanoes/Earthquakes: Studying the causes of volcanoes and earthquakes and understanding their impact on humans and the environment

Year 1: naming and locating the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans

Year 1: Exploring countries using a globe

Year 1: using atlases to plan a journey around the world

Year 1: Identifying the hot and cold parts of the world in relation to the equator

Year 1 display about the world

Year 2 have been exploring and mapping their routes to school. They enjoyed trying to find the most direct routes.

These fantastic home learning projects represent different features of the local high street.

Year 5: describing the physical features of a river.

Year 5: using maps to locate countries and geographical features in Africa.

Year 5: describing the physical features of a mountain

Year 5: demonstrating their understanding of the water cycle

For more information please click on the link to view our Geography Policy on our Policies page.