Each year group has at least 1 focus country or locality which is linked to the national curriculum objectives, they look in depth at both the physical and human geography of the location as well comparing it to the UK. In addition, each year group has a selection of countries to examine which will develop their locational knowledge of the world.
In year 6, pupils usually have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to France, in previous years pupils have visited landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the River Seine as well as a day at DisneyLand Paris.
Focus Country is UK,
Other countries to locate are France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, China, Australia
Focus Country is ITALY
Other countries to locate are Greece, Iceland, Denmark, Cyprus, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, India, Argentina
Focus Locality is NORTH and SOUTH AMERICA
Other countries to locate are Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Bosnia, Portugal, Sweden, Algeria, Saudi Arabia
Focus countries are FRANCE and RUSSIA
Other countries to locate are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Czech Republic, Iran, North Korea
Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Pupils should be taught:
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, and a region within North or South America Human and physical geography