Geography Curriculum

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Geography Work Across School!

Year 4 have been learning all about Italy, a region in Europe this term. This is the fantastic display in their classroom!

Year 6 have collaborated to create a cultural display map of the United Kingdom!

Year 2 could name and locate on a map several different countries in Europe. They could also tell me how many countries there are in total in Europe – 44!


As part of their Understanding the World topic, Reception class have been looking at their houses and homes.  They have been discussing and exploring their own homes, and different types of houses.  This photo shows some pictures they have collected of their front doors!

Year 4

Year 4 are studying Geography this half term, and they have been really excited to learn all about volcanoes and earthquakes!  These photos show some work they have been doing all about the different features of a volcano, and what happens when a volcano erupts!

Year 4 have been hard at work this week designing their own board games which will show their learning all about Volcanoes and Earthquakes.  Next week they're going to make the board games and play them! 

Year 1

Year 1 are learning all about our school in their geography lessons this half term.

Year 2

Year 2 are learning all about the continents and oceans of the world!  The children have been using a variety of resources to help them learn about the continents and the oceans.  These photos show them studying our school atlases together, discovering and learning all about maps as well!

Year 5

Year 5 will be finding out about mountains this half term.

Year 5 had great fun creating models to show how contour lines work.  

Year 6

This half term, Year 6 are learning about The United Kingdom.  They have created a wall display to show the UK countries and regions; the seas surrounding us, some major landmarks in all four countries, our political figures and important political places, and some traditions like music and food.  We had a lot of fun deciding where each card should go on our map!

Year 6 have been exploring Ordnance Survey maps of areas in The United Kingdom: The Lake District, Snowdonia and the area around Ben Nevis (The Three Peaks!).  They learned about map symbols, contour lines, and began to understand grid references.

Year 3

This half term, Year 3 are learning all about London.  These pictures show the children finding London on Digimaps For Schools and in atlases.


Year 4

Year 4 have been finding out about a region in Europe.  They began their study with a look at different countries in Europe, and worked together collaboratively to research information about different countries.


Year 6

Year 6 have learnt about South America this half term.  The children have found out about Brazil, its climate, who lives there, all about the rainforest, the different food products that come from there, the life cycle of the Brazil nut, and have planned how they would survive in the rainforest!

The subject lead for Geography at Darwen St James is Mrs Thompson.