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Geography at South Bank Primary School

The geography curriculum aims to inspire the children at South Bank to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world around them. Skills and content are taught through topics.

  • formation and use of landscapes
  • weather and climate
  • how places develop and change over time
  • how people influence their environment and are dependent on it

We aim to provide children with first-hand experiences in and around the school grounds as well as visiting places further afield.

Overview for Year 1 & 2

  • name and locate the continents, oceans and countries of the UK
  • compare an area in the UK with that of another country
  • identify seasons, weather patterns and hot & cold areas
  • use maps, atlases, globes and aerial photographs
  • investigate the school grounds and local area

Overview for Year 3 and 4

  • name and locate countries of the world
  • compare a region of the UK with a region in Europe and a region within North or South America
  • investigate human settlement, land use and natural resources
  • use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping
  • use compass points, grid references, symbols and keys
  • undertake fieldwork

Overview for Year 5 & 6

  • identify latitude, longitude, the equator, hemispheres and time zones
  • name and locate counties, cities and regions of the UK
  • describe climate zones, biomes and the water cycle
  • investigate settlements, including economic activity, land use
  • use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping
  • use compass points, grid references, symbols and keys
  • undertake fieldwork

Subject Overview Geography

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