Knowledge and skills:
During Year 5 & Year 6 the children learn to:
- plan a journey to a place in another part of the world, taking account of distance and time;
- explain why many cities are situated on or close to rivers;
- explain why many people are attracted to live by rivers;
- explain the course of a river;
- name and locate many of the world’s most famous rivers in an atlas;
- name and locate many of the world’s most famous mountainous regions in an atlas;
- explain how a location fits into its wider geographical location with reference to human and economical features.
- use Ordnance Survey symbols and 6 figure grid references;
- answer questions by using a map;
- use maps, aerial photographs, plans and e-resources to describe what a locality might be like;
- describe how some places are similar and dissimilar in relation to their human and physical features;
- name the largest desert in the world and locate desert regions in an atlas;
- identify and name the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Circles;
- explain how time zones work and calculate time difference around the world.