Geography

Across both key stage 2 (Y5/6) and key stage 3 (Y7/8) we have planned topics in line with the new national curriculum. The aim is to gain contextual knowledge of the location of significant places, understand the process which give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world and develop key geographical skills including analysis of data, map work and structured writing.

Y5

A study of Europe, focusing on key physical features, countries and major cities economic activity climate.

the physical features of the UK, its major cities and tourism. 

A study of North America with particular focus on USA - its physical features, environmental regions, climate, major cities.

A wide range of maps will be used for all topics.

Y6

A study of Central and South America focusing on the El Salvador and Brazil - their physical features, climate, major cities, land use, economic activity and conservation.

A study of major world rivers.

A study of environmental change focusing on Kielder Forest and Kielder Water (Fieldwork visit).

Y7

A study of land use and how it can change over time. Focusing on the creation of a leisure facility on the land adjacent to the school.

A study of India - its location in the world, climate, population distribution, physical features, major cities, economic activity.

A study of Kenya focusing on physical features, settlement, climate, human geography including land use and economic activity.

A wide range of maps will be used for all topics.

Y8

Physical geography focusing on volcanoes and earthquakes and the impact on settlement and economic activity in the areas studied.

A study of China - its location in the world, climate, population distribution, physical features, major cities and economic activity.

A wide range of maps will be used for all topics.