Year 5

Locational knowledge

Location, scale

  • Further knowledge about the location of some of the countries in Europe & outside of Europe.
  • Using a map scale to measure the distance between places
  • What time zones are and why we have time zones
  • Knowing what and where the Greenwich meridian is
  • The difference between a political map and a physical map
  • Which countries make up Scandinavia
  • Knowledge of the names and location of the countries in South America

Place knowledge

Space, place, interconnections

  • Comparing vegetation belts along Thames River & Amazon River
  • How land in the UK was used in Anglo-Saxon times and how it is used today
  • Knowledge that a number of English place names originally came from Anglo-Saxon times
  • Knowledge of some of the major settlements in Anglo-Saxon times and some of the major cities in the UK today

Human and physical geography

Human and physical geography, cultural awareness and diversity

  • Knowledge of the National Parks in the UK
  • Knowledge about population density in different parts of the UK.
  • Understanding the characteristic features of a tropical rainforest
  • Knowing what a biome is and what the typical vegetation would be in a particular biome
  • Knowing the three distinct biomes in Peru
  • Knowing what a vegetation belt is
  • Further developing knowledge of the terms: rural and urban
  • Knowledge of what moorlands and wetlands are.

The environment

Physical and human processes, environmental impact and sustainability

  • Understanding the importance of tropical rainforests for our planet
  • Knowing why trees are important for air quality
  • Understanding what deforestation is and why it is a problem

Data and maps

Observation, collecting data, analysing data, communicating about data, using sources of geographical information, interpreting sources of geographical information, communicating information in a variety of ways, making meaning by using specific and precise geographical vocabulary

  • The ability to read a mileage chart and use a map scale to measure distance
  • The ability to read a population density map and to interpret a thematic map
  • The skill of comparing maps from different times to reach conclusions
  • The ability to work out reasons for population distribution
  • The ability to interpret a range of different tables presenting information about climate
  • The skill of presenting possible ways forward to deal with environmental problems
  • Being able to distinguish typical vegetation belts within different biomes
  • Be able to use geographical knowledge to reach conclusions, or make decisions
  • How to interpret and find features on a 1:2,500,000 map
  • Map skills – location co-ordinates & time zones.