Geography is taught and studied across the school, both as the focus for blocks of topic lessons, and as a part of other subject areas. We work on a rolling two year programme here at Trinity Road. Below are details of the Geography learning that will take place over the course of this year.
|Years 1 and 2||
Each term, the topic of Seasonal Changes will be taught covering a combination of both Science and Geography learning opportunities. Within these lessons pupils will observe the changes that take place across each of the four seasons, observing and describing the weather associated with the seasons.
During the Autumn Term, a Science topic about plants will be taught, in which pupils will have opportunities to look at geographical elements such as different environments, respecting nature and the effect that humans have on the environment.
During the Spring Term, children will study a Scientific unit focused on Living things and their habitats, in which they will explore different habitats, develop respect for features within environments and understand how they relate to each other.
Also during the Spring Term, the children in Key Stage One will study a Geographical unit based on contrasting localities. During this time they will develop key skills and knowledge such as naming and locating the world’s seven continents and five oceans; understanding geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK and a non-European country, location of both hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and both the North and South poles whilst using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features.
|Years 3 and 4||
During the Spring Term, the children in Lower Key Stage Two will study a geographical unit based on the natural world. During this time they will develop key skills and knowledge such as locating countries within Europe, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities; understanding geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country; and looking at physical geography including climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers and the water cycle.
During the Summer Term, a history topic about the Roman Invasion will be taught, in which they will be able to explore a range of Scientific and Geographical areas such as looking at rocks to compare and group, describe how fossils are formed and the recognition of how soil is made; as well as looking at the geographical elements linked to local history of Chelmsford being a settlement between Colchester and London.
|Years 5 and 6||
During the Autumn Term, the children in Upper Key Stage Two will study a geographical unit based on the natural world in which mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and human geography will be explored. During this time, they will also develop key skills and knowledge such as naming and locating geographical regions; identifying human and physical characteristics, and topographical features; look at land use patterns and understand how some of these have changed over time.
During the Spring Term, a combined historical and geographical unit based on World War Two will be studied in which the geographical elements of human geography will be explored in which economic activity, trade links and distribution of natural resources will be covered.