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Year 5

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for

Geography

 

Year 5

 

Geographical Enquiry

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Geographical

 

Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

•  Can they collect

•  Can they explain why

•  Can they explain why

•  Can they name and

 

information about a

many cities of the world

people are attracted to

locate many of the

 

place and use it in a

are situated by rivers?

live by rivers?

world’s major rivers on

 

report?

•  Can they explain how a

•  Can they explain how a

maps?

 

•  Can they map land use?

location fits into its wider

location fits into its wider

•  Can they name and

 

•  Can they find possible

geographical location;

geographical location;

locate many of the

 

answers to their own

with reference to physical

with reference to human

world’s most famous

 

geographical questions?

features?

and economical

mountain regions on

 

•  Can they make detailed

•  Can they explain how the

features?

maps?

 

sketches and plans;

water cycle works?

•  Can they explain what a

•  Can they locate the USA

 

improving their accuracy

•  Can they explain why

place might be like in the

and Canada on a world

 

later?

water is such a valuable

future, taking account of

map and atlas?

 

•  Can they plan a journey

commodity?

issues impacting on

•  Can they locate and

 

to a place in another part

 

human features?

name the main countries

 

of the world, taking

 

 

in South America on a

 

account of distance and

 

 

world map and atlas?

 

time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 (Challenging)

 

  • Can they work out an accurate itinerary detailing a journey to another part of the world?
  • Can they explain what a place (open to environmental and physical change) might be like in the future taking account of physical features?
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