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Humanities (Topic Work)

  History Geography
Year 1
 
  • Changes within living memory (aspects of changes in national life)
  • Nationally or globally significant events beyond living memory
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national / international achievements (use to compare aspects of life in different periods).

  Significant historical events, people & places in their     own locality.

 
  • Contrast locality: geographical differences / similarities (human & physical) between an African country & Kesgrave (Handa’s Surprise).
  • Use maps, atlases & globes.
  • Seasons Diary: identify seasonal & daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold places in the world.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical / human features.
 
Year 2
 
  • Changes within living memory (aspects of changes in national life)
  • Nationally or globally significant events beyond living memory
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national / international achievements (use to compare aspects of life in different periods).
 
  Significant historical events, people & places in their     own locality.
 
  • Name / locate all 7 continents & 5 oceans.
  • Name, locate & identify characteristics of the 4 countries & capital cities of the UK.
  • Use maps atlases & globes.
  • Use compass directions / directional language to describe features and routes on a map.
  • Devise simple maps & keys using aerial photographs – consider perspectives and how to recognise landmarks (human & physical).
  • Use simple field work & observational skills to study the geography of the school
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical / human features.
Year 3
  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Locate the world’s countries (focus on Europe, including Russia).  Look at environmental regions, human / physical characteristics & major cities.
  • Describe & understand key aspects of human & physical geography:  volcanoes settlements and land use (Italy – Romans: Pompeii / Vesuvius, Rocks – Science)
  • Use maps, atlases, globes & digital / computer mapping to locate countries & describe features studied
  • Use 8 points of a compass
 
Year 4
 
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxon’s and Scots
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world. 
  • Name & locate counties & cities of the UK, geographical regions human / physical), key topographical features & land-use patterns.  Consider some of the changes over time.
  • Describe & understand key aspects of human & physical geography: climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, the water cycle, settlements, land use (Invaders, Greece and Habitats, including rainforests)
  • Understand geographical similarities & differences of a region of the UK & a region in Europe
  • Use maps, atlases, globes & digital / computer mapping to locate countries & describe features studied
  • Use 8 points of a compass & 4 figure grid references
Year 5
  • A local history study.
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.  (World War 2)
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared, and a depth study of Ancient Egypt.
  • Identify the position & significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, N & S hemisphere, the Tropics, Artic & Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian & time zones (day & night).
  • Describe & understand key aspects of human & physical geography: climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, settlements, land use, economic activity, including trade links & the distribution of natural resource (Egypt, Fair Trade link with Food and DT)
  • Use maps, atlases, globes & digital / computer mapping to locate countries & describe features studied
  • Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 & 6 figure grid references, symbols & key (OS maps) to build knowledge of the UK & the wider world.
  • Use field work to observe, measure, & record the human / physical features in the local area
Year 6
  • The Mayans – a study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.
  • Locate the world’s countries (focus on Europe & N / S America).  Look at environmental regions, human / physical characteristics & major cities.
  • Understand geographical similarities & differences of a region of the UK & a region in N or S America.
  • Describe & understand key aspects of human & physical geography:  climate zones, vegetation belts, settlements, land use (UK & a region in North / Central / South America.)
  • Use maps, atlases, globes & digital / computer mapping to locate countries & describe features studied.
  • Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 & 6 figure grid references, symbols & key (OS maps) to build knowledge of the UK & the wider world. 

 

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