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Year 3

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Geography

 

Year 3

 

Geographical Enquiry

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Geographical

 

Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Do they use correct

•  Can they use maps and

•  Can they describe how

•  Can they name a number

 

 

geographical words to

atlases appropriately by

volcanoes have an impact

of countries in the Northern

 

 

describe a place and the

using contents and

on people’s lives?

Hemisphere?

 

 

events that happen there?

indexes?

•  Can they confidently

•  Can they locate and name

 

Can they identify key

•  Can they describe how

describe human features in

some of the world’s most

 

 

features of a locality by

volcanoes are created?

a locality?

famous volcanoes?

 

 

using a map?

•  Can they describe how

•  Can they explain why a

•  Can they name and locate

 

•  Can they begin to use 4

earthquakes are created?

locality has certain human

some well-known European

 

 

figure grid references?

•  Can they confidently

features?

countries?

 

Can they accurately plot

describe physical features

•  Can they explain why a

•  Can they name and locate

 

 

NSEW on a map?

in a locality?

place is like it is?

the capital cities of

 

•  Can they use some basic

•  Can they locate the

•  Can they explain how the

neighbouring European

 

 

OS map symbols?

Mediterranean and explain

lives of people living in the

countries?

 

•  Can they make accurate

why it is a popular holiday

Mediterranean would be

•  Are they aware of different

 

 

measurement of distances

destination?

different from their own?

weather in different parts of

 

 

within 100Km?

•  Can they recognise the 8

 

the world, especially

 

 

 

points of the compass

 

Europe?

 

 

 

(N,NW, W, S, SW, SE, E, NE)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 (Challenging)

 

•  Can they work out how

•  Can they explain why a

•  Can they explain how

•  Can they name the two

long it would take to get to

locality has certain physical

people’s lives vary due to

largest seas around

a given destination taking

features?

weather?

Europe?

account of the mode of

 

 

 

transport?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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