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Year 1 - The children focus on the geography topic ‘Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?’, in the Autumn term, where they focus on counties from around the world and travel.

In Spring, children learn about their local area. The children will be learning about the local environment, physical and human features in the area and how the local area has changed with time.


Year 2 – Children learn about the world’s oceans and continents and hot and cold countries during our Oceans topic. In our Australia topic, children learn about geographical similarities and differences between the UK and Australia. Throughout both these topics children will learn to use maps, atlases and globes, compass directions and relevant geographical vocabulary.


Year 3 - In Class 3 children will study the rain forest. In this unit they will become familiar with the concept of the rain forest and will learn terminology associated with the rain forest. The layers of the rainforest will be studied along with the types of animals that live there.  In a separate unit the children will begin to think about environmental changes using the book ‘Window’. This book will be used to explore the ever changing landscape in our local area.


Year 4 -

This year across History and Geography, year 4 will be learning about:

Autumn term: The Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Spring term: Trade links and mapping in France

Summer term: The Vikings

As a creative curriculum, these topics will be interlinked with other subject areas, including art and DT, English and drama and computing.


Year 5 -  In Geography, Year 5 learn about position, compass points and counties to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.


Year 6 - In their topic about Water and Rivers, the children understand how the Water Cycle relates to rivers and investigate how these can change the landscape over time through erosion and flooding. They consider the importance of rivers for transport, daily life, sustenance etc and consider their impact in different countries around the world. 

For more information please contact the subject co-ordinator, Mr Webberley, alternatively please look at your child's class page.