All of the geography units of work are planned around an overarching skills and knowledge framework. This ensures aspects of each subject make firm horizontal and progressive curriculum links between significant elements of the geography curriculum. For example, physical features are explored through each unit. Children are introduced to the names of physical features in the Year 1 project, Bright Lights, Big City and they then explore the physical features of the coast in the Year 2 project, Coastline. In Year 3 and Year 4, children begin to understand how physical features are formed in Rocks, Relics and Rumbles and Misty Mountain, Winding River, before learning how physical features impact human activity in the Year 5 and Year 6 projects, Sow, Grow and Farm and Frozen Kingdoms.
The aspects of geography that run throughout the geography projects are set out in the diagram below:
Subject specific vocabulary is also important. The children should be introduced to the vocabulary as outlined on the vocabulary progression document, which you can see by clicking the link below, and they should be able to use these words in the correct contexts. Opportunities to apply these ‘new’ words are provided through means of our guided reading lessons (project linked texts are used frequently) and through our English lessons.