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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You can teach these units in any order to suit your school

Geography Year 3/4

Why do people live near volcanoes?

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.

Why are rainforests important to us?

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.

Who lives in Antarctica?

Learning about how latitude and longitude link to climate and the physical and human features of polar regions with links to the explorer, Shackleton.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

Are all settlements the same?

Exploring land use and settlement in rural and urban areas, including their locality and how this has changed over time.

This unit will be available from the 17th of April 2023!

Where does our food come from?

Mapping imports of food from around the world in relation to climate, learning about fair trade and exploring where the food we eat comes from.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

What are rivers and how are they formed?

Learning about the water cycle, mapping major rivers and learning about their features, applying this to local river fieldwork.

This unit will be available on the 17th of April 2023!