Humanities

Year 1 - Where do the wheels on the bus go?

Local area study

In this topic the children will be geographers in their local area finding out about where they live, Woodchurch and the Wirral.

Key Knowledge and Concepts:

  • Use maps to identify the UK and four countries.
  • Use compass directions to locate countries and explain where they are in relation to one another.
  • Locate the Wirral on a UK map.
  • Locate Woodchurch on a Wirral map.
  • Look at a map of our school.
  • Identify human/physical features.

Task - Redesign our playground.

National Curriculum Links: Ge1/1.4 Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map

Ge1/1.4c use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

Ge1/1.4d  use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

COMING SOON:

SPRING TERM

  • Who was Neil Armstrong?
  • Lives of Significant People.

SUMMER TERM

  • Is the I-Pad Cooler than my grandparents’ toys?
  • Changes in living memory.

Year 2 - Where would you rather live?

The children will compare two places. These will include where they live and somewhere outside Europe.

National Curriculum Links  Ge1/1.1 Location Knowledge

Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans

Ge1/1.1b name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

Ge1/1.2 Place Knowledge

Ge1/1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical

geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Ge1/1.3 Human and Physical Geography

Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

Key Knowledge and Concepts:

  • Revise countries and capital cities of the UK.
  • Study a world map then name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.
  • Study the British climate.

COMING SOON

SPRING TERM

  • Were Neil Armstrong and Mary Seacole brave?

SUMMER TERM

  • Who were the Beatles?

Year 3 - European Explorers

The children will find out about a region in Europe and compare it with the UK.

National Curriculum Links: Ge2/1.1 Locational Knowledge

Ge2/1.1a locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America.

Ge2/1.1b name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers)

Ge2/1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country.

Ge2/1.4a use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

Key Knowledge and Concepts:

  • Revise continents and oceans.
  • Locate Europe on a world map. Label countries.
  • Locate UK in relation to Europe and identify counties, cities and key characteristics.
  • Study a region of the UK.
  • Study a region in a European country.

Study similarities and differences between the localities.

COMING SOON

SPRING TERM

  • From Stone age to Iron age.

SUMMER TERM

  • History of our church or Port Sunlight and Victorians.

Year 4 - Why are rainforests important to us all?

The children go beyond Europe and learn all about countries in South America. They will discover why rainforests are important.

National Curriculum Links: Ge2/1.1 Locational Knowledge

Ge2/1.1a locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

Ge2/1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region in North or South America.

Key Knowledge and Concepts:

  • Revise world map. Label continents, oceans, countries in Europe.
  • Locate and name countries in South America.
  • Locate rainforests.
  • Layers of the rainforest
  • Rainforest climate.
  • Threats and effects.

COMING SOON

SPRING TERM

  • Romans

SUMMER TERM

  • Ancient Egypt

Year 5 - Antarctica

The children will be using geographical terms including longitude, latitude and hemisphere to locate places.

National Curriculum Links

Ge2/1.1c identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

Ge2/1.4a use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Ge2/1.4b use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

Key Knowledge and Concepts

  • Use OS maps to revise knowledge of the UK.
  • Identify position of latitude, longitude, Equator. Establish significance.
  • Identify position of Northern/Southern Hemispheres, Tropics. Establish significance.
  • Identify Arctic and Antarctic circle.  Establish significance.
  • Study prime meridian, Greenwich Meridian and time zones.

COMING SOON

SPRING TERM

  • Anglo Saxons

SUMMER TERM

  • Greece

Year 6 - What made Liverpool the city it is today?

We will be learning about the water cycle and the importance of rivers on the life of the city they support.

NC Links: Ge2/1.3 Human and Physical Geography

Ge2/1.3a describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Ge2/1.3b describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Ge2/1.4a use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Ge2/1.4b use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

Ge2/1.4c use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

History:

Hi2/2.1 Local History

a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality

Key Knowledge and Concepts

  • Teach water cycle.
  • Revise rivers.
  • Study the river Mersey
  • Look at the Liverpool waterfront and how it has changed over time.
  • Make sketch maps of these changes.

Examine how the river was responsible for these changes via trade links

COMING SOON

SPRING TERM

  • Extended Period Study
  • Changing Monarchs/Crime and Punishment

SUMMER TERM

  • Leisure