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Geography

Geography

Wigton Moor's geography education aims to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We try to teach pupils knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

 

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Locational knowledge

  • name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom

Place knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities and differences of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Human and physical geography

  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use world maps, atlases and globes
  • use simple compass directions (north, south, east and west)
  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features
  • devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and its surrounding environment

 

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America.

Locational knowledge

  • locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America
  • name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom
  • identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones

Place knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region in North or South America

Human and physical geography

  • describe and understand key aspects of:
    • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
    • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • use the 8 points of a compass, 4- and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  • use fieldwork to observe, measure record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

Digimap's For Schools

Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service Wigton Moor subscribes to.  It is used by teachers and pupils and provides easy access to a range of current and historical Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photography.  Included are street level maps showing street names, road-atlas style maps and historical maps of the 1890s and 1950's. 
 

National Curriculum - Geography

Geography Activities

Geography Activities 1
Geography Activities 2
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