Geography / History

Curriculum
Year 5

Autumn Term

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Topic: Invaders & Settlers

British History beyond 1066 - Investigating the lives of the Anglo Saxons & Scots
Topic: Extreme Earth

Physical geography: climate zones, volcanoes and earthquakes

Human Geography: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy.
Topic: Mexico & The Maya

Comparison of a region of the uk and a region within North or South America.
Year 6

Autumn Term

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Topic 1: Life in Victorian Britain

Studying Queen Victoria and her rule as one of the longest reigning monarchs in British history. Comparing the lives of the rich and poor with an emphasis on life in the workhouse.
Topic 2: Britain During World War II

Investigating what it would be like to live in wartime Britain with the Blitz, rationing, evacuation and new roles for women.
Topic 3: Investigating Rivers

Examining the course of a river from source to sea and investigating the human impact.
Year 7

Autumn Term

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Geography

Topic 1: Mapping and Map Skills

Investigating where we live on a global scale. Learn how to read lattitude and longitude and how to find four and six figure grid references.
History

Topic 1: The Norman Conquest

Examining the significant events that unfolded in 1066 to change the course of English history, as different countries battled it out for the English throne.
Geography

Topic 3: Weather and Climate

Exploring global climates and the impact on humans. Investigating weather and how extreme weather impacts humans and environments.
History

Topic 2: Medievil Britain

Studying what life was like for people living in Medievil times, including beliefs, entertainment, disease and medicine.
Geography

Topic 5: Farming in the 21st Century

Considering the methods and impacts of farming in the 21st century and identifying ways in which it can be sustainable.
History

Topic 4: Stuart Times

Investigating the significant change that occured with the new Stuart Monarch. Enquire about the events of this time and period such as the Gunpowder Plot and the Great Fire of London
Geography

Topic 2: Settlements

Studying how and why the first settlements were historically chosen. Comparing and contrasting settlements globally and identifying how they change in both positive and negative ways.
Geography

Topic 4: Natural Hazards

Investigating the theory of plate tectonics and taking a look at the active earth. Studying the effects that natural hazards can have on the human and physical environment.
History

Topic 3: Tudor Britain

Investigating the monarchs of Tudor times and identifying key people and events of this time period in a group timeline project.
Geography

Topic 6: Future Britain

Exploring what Britain might be like in 50 years, using current affairs to predict how and why Britain may change.
Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

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History

Topic 1: Slavery and the Slave Trade

Investigating the trade in slaves and why it was so widely accepted for so long. Studying the treatment of slaves including capture, the trans-Atlantic journey and working on plantations in the America’s.
Geography

Topic 1: World Population and the Movement

Looking at the distribution of global populations and investigating reasons for population patterns. Studying the movement of people globally and identifying push and pull factors that may trigger migration.
History

Topic 2: The British Empire and the Industrial Revolution

Linking in with slavery and the slave trade, we will investigate the British Empire And its legacy. Investigating the rapid change in Britain during the Industrial Revolution and how it changed the lives of those living at this time.
Geography

Topic 2: Contrasting Global Populations

Studying issues of world development with an emphasis on Kenya. We will look at statistics to compare development and identify the issues that countries might face in comparison to the United Kingdom.
History

Topic 3: World War I and World War II

Investigating the causes of both wars, some of the biggest battles, technological advances and what life was like for those fighting and for those back home in Britain.
Geography

Topic 1: Coastal Environments

Identifying what shapes our coastlines and features that are typical of our coastline. Investigating impacts of coastal erosion upon the environment and human populations and how impacts can be managed.