On a world map locate the main countries in Africa, Asia and Australasia/Oceania. Identify their main environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities.
Linking with local History, map how land use has changed in local area over time.
Name and locate the key topographical features including coast, features of erosion, hills, mountains and rivers. Understand how these features have changed over time.
Compare a region in UK with a region in N. or S. America with significant differences and similarities. Eg. Link to Fairtrade of bananas in St Lucia. Understand some of the reasons for similarities and differences.
Human and Physical Geography
Describe and understand key aspects of :
Physical geography including Volcanoes and earthquakes, looking at plate tectonics and the ring of fire.
Distribution of natural resources focussing on energy (link with coal mining past History and eco-power in D&T)
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied.
Extend to 6 figure grid references with teaching of latitude and longitude in depth.
Expand map skills to include non-UK countries.
Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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