PURPOSE OF STUDY
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Half term 1 -Mapping Skills
What is Geography?
What is the difference between a map and a plan?
What is Scale?
How can we show direction?
How do we use map symbols?
What are grid references?
How can we show height on a map?
Half Term 2 – Industry
What is Industry?
What types of industry are there?
What is farming like in Britain?
What is the distribution pattern of farming in Britain?
What is the best site for a factory?
What are high-tech industries?
Where are high-tech industries located?
Mapping the school to scale
What is the distribution pattern of forming in Britain?
-What is a settlement?
-What different settlement patterns are there?
-How were early sites for settlements first chosen?
-What different land use patterns are there in urban areas?
-How can urban land use change over time?
-Where is Warkworth?
-What is Warkworth like?
-Why did people first settle in Warkworth?
-What different settlement changes have happened in Warkworth?
-What settlement change would you introduce in Warkworth?
Developments and Population
Britain in 2050
What is life living in a Shanty town
What will Britain be like in 2050