How we teach Geography

Geography at Hannah More aims to increase the children’s knowledge and curiosity about the world around them.  In Geography they will deepen their knowledge about the city of Bristol, as well as extend their geographical learning beyond the UK to other parts of the world by studying and comparing similar and different places.  As geographers the children will also develop their practical skills through the use of maps, atlases and ipads. 

Geography Curriculum at Hannah More

Year 1                                  

Who helps who?

In this enquiry the children will find and locate local points of interest on a map and describe the location of these things in relation to the school.

What grows in my city?

In this enquiry the children will locate the four countries in the UK, locate major UK cities and observe and record weather patterns.

Year 2                                                      

What is home?

In this enquiry the children will name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.  They will use aerial photographs to notice the differences between rural and urban environments.

How do plants grow?

In this enquiry the children will identify that Bristol is in a temperate climate zone and discuss reasons for the different plants that grow here.

How are schools the same?

In this enquiry the children will compare and contrast the physical and human features of the local environment with the environment of a school in another country.  

Year 3                                  

What is underneath our feet?

In this enquiry the children will understand how earthquakes and volcanoes form, as well as identifying different rock and soil types.

Why do people travel in the past?

In this enquiry the children will locate Bristol and Canada using maps and atlases and use fieldwork to collect information about how the people of Bristol travel today.

How do plants die?

In this enquiry the children will locate the equator, arctic and antarctic, identify the different conditions that affect plant grow and describe the different biomes and vegetation belts found on earth.

 

Year 4                                  

What if the city walls could talk?

In this enquiry the children will locate major cities in the UK and identify the topographical features that led to settlement there.

Where does water come from?

In this enquiry the children will locate the worlds oceans and major rivers using atlases.  They will compare the landuse around the rivers and describe how the rivers formed.

Year 5                                  

Who is trading with who?

In this enquiry the children will locate the countries involved in the 18th century trade triangle.  They will contrast the key physical and human characteristics of these places and identify the trade links and distribution of natural resources that led to the trade triangle’s formation.

Where is our twin?

In this enquiry the children will locate the UK, Bordeaux and Manaus in order to compare and contrast similarities and differences between these places.  They will use fieldwork to complete sketches and observations of Bristol.

Which is more important: houses or habitats?

In this enquiry the children will describe and explore key aspects of both physical and human geography in the local area. 

Year 6                                  

Linnaeus and Darwin: How are they connected?

In this enquiry the children will find and locate the places that Darwin visited on his 5 year voyage.  They will identify the different climate zones and associated vegetation belts of the places he visited.

How big is my footprint?

In this enquiry the children will describe and explain the supply and distribution of energy across the UK.  They will use OS maps to locate the journey of electricity from its source to its final destination. They will also compare the benefits of renewable and non-renewable energy.

 

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Hannah More Primary School, New Kingsley Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LT

    

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