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Progression Map: Geography

Locational Knowledge

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Name and locate different parts of the local community.

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

 

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristic, countries, and major cities.

 

Identify the position and significance of Arctic and Antarctic Circle.

 

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristic, countries, and major cities.

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

Identify the position and significance of latitude, Arctic and Antarctic Circle.

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Arctic and Antarctic Circle.

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

Identify the position and significance of Equator the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).

Place Knowledge

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world. Show care and concern for living things and the environment.

 

 

Begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom and of a small area in a non-European country.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a non-European country.

Compare geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

Begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

Human and Physical Geography

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Use the local area for exploring both the built and the natural environment. Express their opinions on natural and built environments.

 

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.

 

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

  • Key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, hill, sea, ocean, river, soil, season, weather.
  • Key human features, including: city, town, factory, house, office, shop.

 

 

Identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

 

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

  • Key physical features, including : forest, mountain, valley, vegetation
  • Key human features, including: village, farm, port, harbour.

 

 

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and the distribution of natural resources including water.

 

 

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: rivers and mountains.
  • human geography, including: land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including food and water

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones and vegetation belts
  • human geography, including: land use, and the distribution of natural resources including water

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: biomes
  • human geography, including: land use and economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Fieldwork

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Find out about the environment by talking to people, examining photographs, simple maps and visiting local places.

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

 

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

 

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

 

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

 

 

 

Begin to use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe some features studied.

 

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe some features studied with support.

 

To begin to use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans, graphs, and digital technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe some features studied.

 

To begin to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

 

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans, graphs, and digital technologies with support.

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe some features studied with confidence.

 

 

Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

 

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans, graphs, and digital technologies.

  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reflection
  • Resilience
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