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Geography


Autumn Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • An introduction to physical and human geography
  • Understanding the location of places in our world.
  • Explain why people are changing the world that we live in.
  • Map skills and grid references
  • Looking at environmental pollution.
  • Revising for an end of module baseline assessment test.

Autumn Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • How humans began to settle and the factors that influenced their choices of site.
  • Who the different races were that came to Britain and why they came here.
  • How and why settlements change and grow over time.
  • How settlements are ranked by their size into a hierarchy structure.
  • A detailed look at how a town has changed using Aylesbury as an example.
  • How land use falls into patterns that can be shown using a simple model based in Darlington.
  • How London docklands has changed over time and why.


Spring Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Identifying where the United Kingdom is and to know its constituent countries.
  • Recognising some of the geographical diversity of the United Kingdom.
  • Understanding that the United Kingdom is divided into many administrative areas.  
  • To know why Britain has always been populated by immigrants.
  • Describing the weather patterns in the United Kingdom.
  • Understanding the terms “population density”, “Urban” and “Rural”.


Spring Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Understanding how the hydrological cycle works.
  • Being able to identify the Upper, Middle and Lower parts of a river.
  • Being aware that erosion and depositional processes create different types of landforms.
  • To be able to clearly explain how Waterfalls, Meanders and Oxbow lakes form.
  • A case study of the river Tees.
  • Knowing the names of our local rivers.


Summer Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • The causes of flooding around the world.
  • The variety of factors that increase the risk of flooding.
  • Flood events that have taken place in the UK.
  • Flooding in Bangladesh and the impacts on the people.
  • Coping with floods using hard and soft management methods
  • How we can control and limit the impact of floods


Summer Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • What Football has got to do with Geography?
  • What are the different kinds of economic activity in Football?
  • How Football is now big business.
  • A case study of West Ham moving in to the Stratford Olympic stadium in 2014.
  • Is it Fair Trade, the way that footballs are made?
  • What is being done about child labour in the making of football’s?    

 

Geography useful websites:

www.juicygeography.co.uk
http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/
http://www.internetgeography.net/policy.html
http://www.geography.org.uk/
http://www.georesources.co.uk/
http://www.geography-site.co.uk/


Geography  important dates:

Homework will be issued weekly and will be written in the student planners.
Revision for end of module assessment tests. Students will be notified in advance.


Contact the Geography Department

Phone: 01202774600
Email: Dcollins@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk