Key Features Overview Year 6

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Key Features Overview Year 3
GEOGRAPHY
Volcanoes, Earthquakes and
Tsunamis
The power of the Earth
Teach by focus on St Lucia
Year 3
Resources of Island such as
food, energy, trade links
Settlements to link with
History and Geography
Human and physical
features of a contrasting
region or area in British
Isles?
Key physical characteristics: …mountainous? Lake
climate, volcanoes, earthquakes District?
Similarities and Differences
with the UK
Similarities and
Differences with the UK
HISTORY
Stone Age to the Iron Age,
including:
- late Neolithic huntergatherers and
early farmers, - Bronze Age
religion, technology and
travel, e.g. Stonehenge
- Iron Age hill forts: tribal
kingdoms,
farming, art and culture
Ancient Egyptians
The achievements of the
earliest
civilizations – an overview
of where and
when the first civilizations
appeared and a
depth study of Ancient
Egypt;
Visit to Danebury Hill Fort
Visit to Highclere Castle
Who first lived in Britain?
How can we re-discover
the wonder of Ancient
Egypt?
Can they name a number of countries in the Northern and
Southern Hemisphere?
Can they name and locate some well-known European countries?
Locational
Are they aware of different weather in different parts of the world,
Knowledge by end especially Europe?
of Year 3
Can they name the two largest seas around Europe?
Can they locate and name some of the world’s most famous
volcanoes?
 Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to
locate countries and describe features studied.
 Use the 8 points of the compass, symbols and key (
Geographical
including the use of OS maps) to build knowledge of UK
skills
and wider world.
 Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human
and physical features in the studied area.
Possible
Learning
Challenges
(Not as we know it)
What makes the Earth
angry?
Key Features Overview Year 4
GEOGRAPHY
UK city study –
London
Year 4
Locational
Knowledge by
end of Year 4
Geographical
skills
Possible
Learning
Challenges
(Not as we know
it)
Link with Roman
Britain and Rivers
River Study
Why do you think rivers
were important to the
location of major cities?
Settlements, land use,
Use maps, atlases, economic activity
globes and digital/
including natural
computer mapping
resources especially
to locate countries
water supplies
and describe
features studied
Water cycle
Do they know the difference between the
British Isles, Great Britain and UK?
Can they name and locate many of the
world’s major rivers on maps?
Do they know the countries that make up the
European Union?
Can they locate the Tropic of Cancer and the
Tropic of Capricorn?
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HISTORY
The Roman Empire
and its impact on
Britain
-Julius Caesar
-Hadrian’s Wall
-Boudica
-Romanisation of
Britain
Possible visit?
Silchester Roman
wall
Anglo Saxons,
- Settlements
and kingdoms
- Art and Culture
Christianity
conversion
‘Ufton on the
road’
See Schools
section for visiting
Drama sessions
The Vikings and AngloSaxon struggles
including:
- Viking raids and invasion
- Alfred the Great
- Viking invasions and
Dane geld
- Anglo-Saxons law and
justice
Edward the Confessor
Use maps, atlases, globes and
digital/computer mapping to locate
countries and describe features studied.
Why is the
Thames so
important to
London?
Where would you
choose to build a
city?
Why is London such
a cool place to live?
Why were the
Romans so
powerful and what
did we learn from
them?
Were the AngloSaxons really
smashing?
Were the Vikings always
victorious and vicious?
Key Features Overview Year 5
GEOGRAPHY
Regions of Europe
France : French Alps Key
physical and human
characteristics of the
country
Year 5
Geographical skills
Possible
Learning Challenges
(Not as we know it)
Regions of UK
An overview of places,
similarities and
differences across
British Isles:
Travel Log
Similarities and Differences
with the UK
Use maps, atlases,
globes and digital/
Mountainous region holiday computer mapping to
destination
locate countries and
used for tourism
describe features
-famous cities
studied
Modern Greece
HISTORY
Local History
Tudors- A study of Local
History
At Ufton Court
Ancient Greece
A study of Greek life and
achievements and their
influence on the western
world
- Tudors and the
Reformation
-A significant turning point in
British history
Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on
Europe and North and South America and concentrating
on their environmental regions, key physical and human
characteristics, countries, and major cities
 Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer
mapping to locate countries and describe features
studied.
 Use the 8 points of the compass, symbols and key
(including the use of OS maps) to build knowledge
of UK and wider world.
 Four figure grid references
 Use fieldwork to observe measure and record the
human and physical features in the studied area.
Why do so many people
go to the Mediterranean
for their holidays?
Why has Greece always
been in the news?
Key Features Overview Year 6
GEOGRAPHY
Core Knowledge of
The Americas
What’s so special about
the USA?
Year 6
Brazil - trade and
growing economy
- Fair Trade
Biomes, vegetation belts,
land use,
HISTORY
A Study of an aspect or theme
in British history, beyond
1066
- Crime and punishment
A non-European society
- Early Islamic civilization
- Mayan Civilization
- Benin
Changes in crime and
punishment
Compare similarities and
Rainforests of the
differences with UK
Amazon
Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on
Europe and North and South America and
concentrating on their environmental regions, key
physical and human characteristics, countries, and
major cities
I’m a Year 6 pupil, can you get me out of here?

Geographical skills
Possible
Learning Challenges
(Not as we know it)
Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer
mapping to locate countries and describe
features studied.
 Use the 8 points of the compass, symbols and
key (including the use of OS maps) to build
knowledge of UK and wider world.
 Four figure, six figure grid references
 Use fieldwork to observe measure and record
the human and physical features in the studied
area.
What’s so special about Why is Brazil in the
the USA?
news again?
Why should the
rainforests be important
to us all?
Why was the Islamic
Civilization around AD900
known as the ‘Golden Age’?
or
Who were the Mayans and
what have learnt from them?
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