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History and Geography

Summer 1 - Volcanoes

Our work this half term is Geography based and looking at the extreme weather and events that happen in our world.  Our main focus is on volcanoes as we are creating a cross curricular topic with our book When the Giant Stirred (A Volcanic Legend) by Celia Godkin.  We will be looking at what is under the ground, how a volcano is formed and how it can affect mankind.  We will then move on to what makes an earthquake, what a tsunami is and what a tornado is, looking at where all these natural phenomenons happen in the world.

Autumn 2 - World War 2

This is a cross-curricular Literacy topic covering History and Geography.




We will introduce the topic by looking at the historic events that led to the outbreak of the Second World War. We will put events on a timeline that will grow throughout our topic and build understanding of the chronology of war, and the events that led to the Battle of Britain.

We will locate countries using maps to focus on Europe. We will name and locate some counties and cities of the United Kingdom.

We will address historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.

Autumn 1 - British Isles, regions and cities

This half term we will be looking more closely at where we live - the British Isles.  Children will have the opportunity to make links between the representations of the Earth as a globe and as a 2D map, then comparing map representations at a range of scales.  We will look at the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Equator, the northern and southern hemisphere and revise the continents.  We will then explore the countries, counties, regions and localities of the British Isles.  Children will use maps and atlases to find a range of towns and cities across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, discussing their position within the country (north, south, east or west) and learning map skills alongside this.

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