Autumn 2 - children will learn about:
- Mount Everest - the landscape, topography and weather.
- Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary - May 1953
- Mapping Mountains - identify and locate significant mountain ranges on earth
- Use Ordnance Survey maps to understand topography. contour lines, keys, 4 & 6 figure grid references, distance scale and direction.
- Plate tectonics and how the earth's crust moves to form mountains
- Why and how volcanoes erupt and identifying and locating volcanoes
- The advantages and disadvantages of living near a volcano
- Where earthquakes are located, why they happen, how they happen and the aftermath
Subject content areas:
- Locational knowledge (name and locate the world’s mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, concentrating on their key human and physical characteristics)
- Place knowledge (understanding geographical similarities and differences between the UK, Europe and North and South America)
- Physical geography (describe and understand key aspects of mountains volcanoes and earthquakes)
- Human geography (describe and understand key aspects of types of settlement and land use)
- Geographical skills and fieldwork (use maps and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied)