Geography Curriculum- What's happening?

Autumn Term


Year 1- Let’s Visit Australia

Welcome to Australia, the land down under! This fabulous unit explores the geography of Australia, its famous features and culture. Children discover how Australia's states and territories piece together to make-up the vast continent and will be able to visualise and describe the many varied landscapes. Children will use maps and symbols to improve their mapping skills and find out where Australia's animals live and what they eat. They will go on to explore the culture and lifestyle of some typical Australian children and make comparisons between Australia and the United Kingdom.



Year 2- My World and Me

We will help our classes to understand where the seven continents of the world are and how their proximity to the equator or the poles affects their climate. This is a perfect way to build on children’s knowledge of hot and cold areas of the world. The children will visit different countries and explore their climate and land features and undertake a variety of fun activities to help them learn more about each one. We’ll have a collection of knowledgeable explorers in no time!


Year 3- Investigating India

India! Sacred rivers, towering mountains, ever-changing climate, rich culture, beautiful temples and bustling cities. The class will be mesmerised by the true essence of India. The children will investigate India’s climate and physical geography with detailed maps and resources. They will explore the major mountains and rivers that dictate India's population and climate patterns, locate major cities in India and investigate the human and physical features found there. We will also compare and contrast India to the United Kingdom with the use of detailed image cards and clear maps and photos.

Spring 2


Year 1- What are the Big Five?

We are taking our Year 1s on safari to Africa! We will join explorers as we visit Kenya and meet the people, wildlife and landscapes. The children will learn where Kenya is on a map and undertake a variety of fun activities to help them learn more about Kenya and compare it to the UK. We’ll have a bunch of knowledgeable explorers in no time!


Year 2- What’s in your Suitcase?

In this unit, we will be travelling across the globe, teaching our classes about animals around the world. We will explore the coastal habitats of different animals and identify the seven continents by placing animals on their native continent. We will begin to identify a location's temperature based on its distance from the equator and place animals in their preferred climates.


Year 3- Are you hungry?

We will take the Year 3s on a journey around the world, visiting farms in temperate, tropical and Mediterranean climates. These exciting lessons teach children about locational language used to describe locations around the world. Children will learn about the climate conditions in a range of different biomes, how food is produced, traded and transported and how fair-trade organisations help farmers.



Year 1- Where Do I Live?

In this exciting topic, the children will find out more about the town, country and continent they live in. They discover where the United Kingdom is located on a world map as well as exploring the many features and characteristics of the countries and capital cities of the UK, before finding out more about the wonders of Timperley!


Year 2- Map Makers

Our children are given the opportunity to learn all about maps and the geography of their surrounding area. They will find out why we use maps and how to read them, as well as having the opportunity to draw their own maps and plan perspectives. The children are able to perfect their map reading skills and put them into practise in school and the surrounding local area, getting everybody excited about making and using maps! 


Year 3- Countries of the World

In this unit, the children learn to identify and locate each of the seven continents as well as some of the countries within each one, and also explore areas of human and physical geography around the world, from population and culture to mountains and rivers. Using a variety of worksheets, maps, challenges, quizzes and more, the children soon become global experts!




Year 4- Village Settlers

We will travel back to the time of the early village settlers and discover how the towns and villages around them got their names and why certain areas were chosen as settlements. These historical Geography lessons will give our children a greater understanding of how our villages were formed, but also to improve their map knowledge and skills. Children will discover how reading maps can tell them what a village is like and will allow them to practise giving directions using their knowledge of different types of roads.



Year 5- The Grand Canyon

The children will learn everything they need to know about the world's most famous canyon. They will discover how the canyon was formed, the climate conditions and different environments in and around it, how the land is used for tourism and by American Indian tribes and much, much more!



Year 6- Exploring Scandinavia

Within the classroom, we will take our Year 6 children on a fascinating journey to Scandinavia to explore the location, features and culture of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They will find out how the climates differ in various areas of Scandinavia, explore spectacular scenery, learn about the culture and lifestyle in Scandinavian countries and examine how areas in the UK and Scandinavia are similar and different. 


Year 4- Why is Italy kicking poor Sicily?

Our Year 4s are taking a trip across the English Channel to discover the continent of Europe! Not only will they discover some fascinating facts about Europe, but they will also find out the names, locations and features of European countries and capitals and in turn will become more familiar more familiar with our European neighbours!



Year 5 - What makes Earth angry?

We are going to introduce our classes to the wilder side of the world with this unit of geography. Our children will find out all about the Earth's extremes, from raging tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis. They will also explore how these extremes affect people, communities and landscapes through a series of informative and thought-provoking lessons. 



Year 6- When are you awake?

In this set of lessons, we will voyage across the Atlantic as we discover the continent of North America and all its amazing countries, cities and landscapes. The children will identify the 23 countries of North America, from the vast lands of the USA and Canada down through Central America and on to the Caribbean islands. On the way they will explore the various geographical features of different areas of North America and compare them with their own locality.

Year 4- Earning A Living

The children will understand how people in the UK and the rest of the world earn a living in a variety of ways with this topic. They have the opportunity to explore various jobs in various sectors, before investigating industries around the world and looking at why some adults don't work and some children do. They gain a valuable insight into economics and we may even inspire them for possible future careers!


Year 5- Investigating Coasts

 In this topic, the children are taken on a fascinating walk through the life of coasts as they investigate what coasts are, how they are formed, how they are protected and why they are constantly changing. They study the processes of erosion and deposition and how they affect the coast, find out the names of some different coastal formations and find out what disasters can happen on precarious cliff edges. The children will also have the chance to debate how changing a coastal area will affect the local environment and play the role of travel agents as they find coastal holidays for a variety of customers.


Year 6- Our Local Area

Our year 6 children will investigate the human and physical features of our local area, and consider the similarities and differences between these local features, and the UK as a whole. These comparisons are made in terms of economic activity, land use, settlements, climate, upland areas and rivers. As a result, the children can become more familiar with both the human and physical geography of their locality and of the UK as a whole.