Geography

In Geography at LDSM, we aim to nurture and develop a love, curiosity and understanding of our world and its people. 

 

Children study, location and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. 

 

We achieve this through a variety of different topics including: volcanoes and earthquakes, major climate zones, biomes, rainforests, mountains, coasts and landscapes. 

 

As their knowledge of our world grows so will their ability to challenge, question and reflect on their own viewpoints.  Our aim is for children to become globally aware of their impact on the planet and take responsibility for their actions.

 

Our curriculum outline for history and geography is below. Year groups usually focus on geography in the Spring term; other topics also weave geographical skills and knowledge into their content. For example, Year 6's World War 2 focus involves lots of map work when considering the impact on the local area. Year 3 and 5's history studies also look at how our local area has changed in relation to the historical periods studied.

History and Geography Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Stone Age

Stone Age

 

The Romans;

Mountains; Earthquakes and Volcanoes

The Romans;

Mountains; Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Our school history

The Water Cycle

Year 4

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians

Rivers

 

Brazil, including Rainforests

Brazil, including Rainforests

Local History and Geography study

Year 5

Viking and Anglo Saxons;

Settlements and land use

Vikings and Anglo Saxons;

Settlements and land use

Sustaining the Environment

Sustaining the Environment

Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks;

Trade and enterprise*

Year 6

WWII

WWII

Climates and Biomes

Climates and Biomes

Mayans

Trade and economics

 

 

*Short block linked to enterprise day/week