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How and why we choose which units to teach when

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers’ Toolkit and the 2014 Geography National Curriculum

UnitsYear group/classWhy? 
Little Blue PlanetAusten Years 1 and 2Introduces Geography with an inspiring overview of the world.  Focuses on key geographical skills including teaching children how to use a map. 
Amazon AdventuresSassoon Years 3 and 4Locational knowledge and spatial awareness, place knowledge and physical geography.  Gives children perspective on a contrasting locality to their own - the Americas.  Also covers climate and biomes, rivers and the water cycle. Links with the science curriculum in Year 3 and 4. 
Beside the SeaDickens Year 5

Locational knowledge now back to the UK.  Children study human geography - settlements and land use.  This begins to provide opportunities for critical thinking, enquiry and debate.

Makes use of Mr Pickles' vast experience of beach field trips!

 
Food for ThoughtRowling Year 6

Human geography, physical and human interaction.  Enhanced opportunities for extended writing - arguments, critical thinking, enquiry and debate are central to teaching the children to become leaders.

Opportunities to use knowledge of growing our own produce and the economics of selling these in the village shop.

Leadership of the Woodland Warrior scheme.

 

 

Long term plan for Geography 2020-2024

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