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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 Edith 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:

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
Y5Ancient Britain MapworkClimbing Mountains: Mountains and Rivers Water CycleArriving in Africa: Human and Physical Geography of Africa
Y4Land Uses - Atlas SkillsCalifornia and East Anglia: comparing physical and human features and exploring energy sourcesThe Great Outdoors: points of a compass, lines of latitude, longitude, climate zones and biomes.
Y3India: locating India, its surrounding countries and comparing life in India to life in England.France: A comparison of a European country with the UK.Where In The World Do I Live: explore the city of Cambridge, the country we live in and the region of England we live in. Develop map reading skills and 8-point compasses
Y2Maps and the High Street: Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surround seas.Fire and Ice: Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the location of hot and cold areas of the World in relation to the equator and the North and South Pole.Sierra Leone: Compare and explain similarities and differences related to human geography.
Y1Light and Dark: Discussing the physical and human features around our school. Seasonal changes.Around the World: Learning the 4 countries of the UK, 7 continents and 5 oceans and finding these on a map. Seasonal changes,Human and Physical Features of Cherry Hinton Hall Park: educational visit. Seasonal changes.

Please take a look at some photos of the activities the different year groups have been completing this year:

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Year 5

Year 6



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.