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Cedars Primary School

Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Pride, Ambition

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Autumn 1 - Survival

This term, children will learn to:

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America.
  • 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).

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.
  • 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.

In this unit we will be researching about the countries around the world.  The children will choose a country to research and compare and identify its key features.

Autumn 2

Geography & History

In this unit, children will be continuing to develop and research about the countries around the world. 

Children will develop knowledge about World War 1/2 and compare and identify its main events linked to WW1 WW2.  We will observe  ‘Remembrance Day’ & link our weekly writing task to develop our language skills.

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