Montrose School

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Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

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The New Curriculum for Geography

 

The emphasis in the primary Geography curriculum has shifted from developing enquiry skills to acquiring geographical knowledge. Although students are still required to develop practical skills in fieldwork, compass reading and map reading, they are no longer required to ask questions, analyse evidence or draw conclusions.

New requirements are:

To locate the world’s countries using maps

To name and locate counties and cities of the UK

To identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).

The section in the old curriculum on Environmental Change has been dropped.

 

 

In Key Stage 1 - Pupils will develop an awareness of their local environment, using a wide geographical      vocabulary and be introduced to maps and symbols.

 

 Key Stage 1

F1

F2

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn

Exploring our new school environment – Wellie walks

(Classroom/garden/playground tour)

The Seasons –Autumn/Winter

The Weather

Gardening

Africa

Maps

Inside Montrose

Maps

Our School Locality

Aylestone

Spring

The Seasons – Spring

Story work linked to geographical settings

People who help us

Map work linked to story

Weather

 

UK Weather

Summer

The Seasons – Summer

Twin Lakes (Farm) visit

Going to the Seaside

 

Beaumanor Trip

Map skills

The Weather

Gardening

Kenya /Africa

Aylestone V India

 

 

 

 

In Key Stage 2 - Pupils will develop map skills as part of their topic work.

 

 

 Key Stage 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn

Continents of The World

Europe

UK

Mountains

Settlements

Aylestone

Map skills

Map work linked to History Topic

London and the UK

Spring

Climate Zones

Amazon

Rivers of the World

Overview European Countries

Map/atlas work

Summer

Local Area

Leicester

Rainforests

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Case study of a European country

 

Local geography will be taught in all year groups through specific studies and/or as part of their topics.

 

 

Pupils will have opportunities to take part in walks around the school and local community that will enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the topics.