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Geography

Geography

 

We have been learning about the small Mexican village called Tocuaro. We used the app Chatterpix Kids to share our facts we have learnt.

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Tocuaro facts

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Tocuaro facts

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In Geography we have learnt all about the village of Tocuaro in Mexico. Tocuaro is famous for the wooden masks made by the Horta family. We have designed our own masks.

Geography

The National Curriculum for Geography in Years 1 and 2

Location Knowledge

Our children will be taught to:

  • name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

 

Place Knowledge

Our children will be taught 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 contrasting non-European country

 

Human and Physical Geography

Our children will be taught to:

  • 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, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
    • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

 

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Our children will be taught to:

  • 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.

Our School Geography Overview

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