Chapel Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 2AD

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headteacher@ryhill.wakefield.sch.uk

Ryhill Junior, Infant And Nursery School

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Geography

 

'You must be the change you wish to see in the world.' Mahatma Gandhi

In geography pupils will have the opportunity to:

  • 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
  • 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 contrasting non-European country
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and 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 and key human features
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom 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
  • 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

Pupils will be able to develop their skills as geographers by:

  • Finding and naming places on a map
  • Creating their own map
  • Recognising some symbols on a map
  • Saying what places are like
  • Saying how places are similar or different
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Knowing about my local area
  • Saying how a place has changed over time

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