Geography unit is taught in the Spring and Summer term
- Recap on an Atlas the cities of the UK.
- Begin to match boundaries of different counties using maps
- Look at 5 different counties close to Redbridge and investigate key topographical features. (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers
- Feedback to the group.
- Look at land use and identify land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time and why.
- Understand how Goodmayes has changed over time.
- Identify and describe what Goodmayes is like to Hainault Forest.
- Look at Physical and Human features
- Compare amenities in Goodmayes compared to Hainault.
- Begin to collect and record evidence Compare roads in and around Goodmayes compared to area around Hainault Forest.
- Children describe what the environment is like on this knowledge.
- Look at Traffic around Goodmayes / do field work
- Go to Goodmayes Park due to covid
- Analyse evidence and begin to draw conclusions e.g. make comparisons between two locations using photos/ pictures, temperatures in different locations.
- How can we improve the environment
- Locate the main countries of Europe using larger scale maps and their cities.
- Use an atlas to name and locate Paris and France on a map.
- Locate famous landmarks, major features e.g. Eiffel tower , museums.
- Look at characteristics like traditions, food and languages, flag, currency.
- Use an atlas to name and locate Rome and Italy on a map.
- Locate famous landmarks, major features e.g., museums, volcanoes, colosseums.
- Look at characteristics like traditions, food and languages flag , currency.
- Use an atlas to name and locate Moscow and Russia on a map.
- Locate famous landmarks, major features e.g. Zhivopisny Bridge, museums.
- Look at characteristics like traditions, food and languages flag, currency.
- Research and discuss what a volcano is and what features it has.
- Look at plate tectonics and ring of fire.
- Understand and be able to communicate in different ways the cause of volcanoes and the process that occurs before a volcano erupts.
- Look at what happened in Pompeii in 79AD and the impact it had.
- Compare photographs from then and now – How has it changed?
- Ask and answer questions about the effects of volcanoes.
- Compare different types of volcanos Locate places in the world where volcanoes occur.
- Draw diagrams, produce writing and use the correct vocabulary for each stage of the process of volcanic eruption.
- Use secondary sources to find information; reports, internet, stories to create a report/presentation on key events.
- Discuss how volcanoes affect human life e.g. settlements and spatial variation.
- To know what an Earthquake is
- To know the meaning of terminology related to volcanoes and earthquakes
- Explain that we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes this half-term in geography.
- Children to find out the meaning of the following words: volcano, earthquake, molten, viscous, lava, magma, tsunami, geyser, fault, epicentre, Richter scale, seismometer, active, dormant
- To understand the structure of the Earth.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MFr2cC3erk Watch the YouTube video on the structure of the Earth another couple of times, this time with the children adding notes to their diagrams
- Children to make notes on a diagram of the Earth from different sources.
- To understand the idea of plate tectonics, understand how and why earthquakes happen
- Intro: Watch introductory video on ‘Plate tectonics’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYVS_Yh6dTk&feature=
- Children explain how the Earth’s crust is made up of plates that slowly move, and this causes volcanoes and earthquakes
- To explain different parts of a volcano
- Explain each part of the volcano and what it does e.g. the conduit is where the lava travels up to the Earth’s surface
- Main: Children need to label the parts of a volcano.
- Watch video of volcanic eruption at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OowFvnlWI90
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpTGOmdF10 which highlights the main parts of a volcano on a diagram
- Begin investigation from following week?
- Locate active volcanoes around the globe.
- Is there a place/continent where there are lots? What reason could this be.
- Look at the largest, smallest volcanoes as well as dormant.
- Investigate how you know a volcano is going to happen.
- Using different sources and fieldwork skills look at settlements and land use, economic activity and trade links.
- Look at aerial maps of Goodmayes and identify what the different areas are. What communities are based where and what indication is there of this?
- Asian stores versus Turkish shops. What is missing. Is there a market for this?
- Investigate human and physical features from the local area.
- Children take pictures of physical aspects that they find interesting, Measure how long a street is etc. How many roads does an area have.
- Different types of buildings, shapes. Range of shops etc.
- Present your findings from the local area.
- Produce a calendar with photos from their fieldwork.
- Use physical printed maps, sketch maps, graphs of amount of house in a street.