Lower key stage 2
- Why do people live near volcanoes?
- Why are rainforests important to us?
- Who lives in Antarctica?
- Are all settlements the same?
- Where does our food come from?
- What are rivers and how are they formed?
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Geography Year 3/4
Children learn that the Earth is constructed in layers, and the crust is divided into tectonic plates. They study the formation and distribution of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and use Mount Etna to identify how human interaction shapes a volcanic landscape.
Learning about how latitude and longitude link to climate and the physical and human features of polar regions with links to the explorer, Shackleton.
Exploring different types of settlements, land use, and the difference between urban and rural. Children describe the different human and physical features in their local area and make land use comparisons with New Delhi.
Developing an understanding of biomes, ecosystems and tropics; mapping features of the Amazon rainforest and learning about its layers; investigating how communities in Manaus use the Amazon’s resources; discussing the global human impact on the Amazon; and carrying out fieldwork to compare and contrast two types of forest.
Looking at the distribution of the world’s biomes and mapping food imports from around the world; learning about trading fairly, focusing on Côte d’Ivoire and cocoa beans; exploring where the food for the children’s school dinners comes from and the argument of ‘local versus global’.
Learning about rivers; their place in the water cycle, the name and location of major rivers and how they are used.