National Curriculum


National Curriculum of England Hands-On Education Activity
Ge2/1.1 Locational Knowledge
    Ge2/1.1a locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
    Ge2/1.1b name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
      Ge2/1.1c identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
        Ge2/1.2 Place Knowledge
          Ge2/1.2a understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region in North or South America
            Ge2/1.3 Human and Physical Geography
              Ge2/1.3a describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
              Ge2/1.3b describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
                Ge2/1.4 Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
                  Ge2/1.4a use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
                    Ge2/1.4b use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
                    Ge2/1.4c use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

                    What does the 2014 National Curriculum say about geography education for Year 5 students?

                    In Year 5 geography education, students are expected to delve into a comprehensive exploration of the world around them as outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of Locational Knowledge, encouraging students to locate countries on maps, focusing on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America. Additionally, students are tasked with understanding environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities in these areas.

                    Furthermore, students are expected to develop Place Knowledge by studying geographical similarities and differences in human and physical geography. This includes exploring regions within the United Kingdom, a European country, and a region in North or South America. The curriculum also highlights the significance of Human and Physical Geography, requiring students to describe key aspects of physical geography like climate zones, biomes, rivers, mountains, and the water cycle. Students are also encouraged to understand human geography aspects such as types of settlement, economic activities, and the distribution of natural resources.

                    To enhance their Geographical Skills and Fieldwork, students are guided to use various tools like maps, atlases, globes, and digital mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. They are also encouraged to utilize the 8 points of a compass, grid references, symbols, and keys to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. Fieldwork is emphasized as a method for students to observe, measure, record, and present human and physical features in their local area using diverse techniques, including sketch maps, plans, graphs, and digital technologies.

                    What does a Year 5 geography lesson typically contain in terms of resources and materials?

                    In Year 2 geography lessons, students focus on developing their geographical skills and fieldwork abilities. Ge2/1.4a emphasizes the use of maps, atlases, globes, and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. Ge2/1.4b introduces the use of the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols, and keys, including the exploration of Ordnance Survey maps, to broaden their understanding of the United Kingdom and the wider world. Ge2/1.4c encourages students to engage in fieldwork activities to observe, measure, record, and present both human and physical features in their local area. This involves utilizing various methods such as sketch maps, plans, graphs, and digital technologies to enhance their geographical knowledge and skills. << /p>

                    What topics are covered in the Year 5 geography units offered by Hands-On Education?

                    The Year 5 geography units offered by Hands-On Education cover a range of interesting topics to engage students in exploring various aspects of geography. The units include Marvellous Maps, where students can understand different types of maps and their key features. Exploring Eastern Europe provides an opportunity to study the countries and places in that region. The unit Enough for Everyone encourages critical thinking about the needs of settlements and the planet as a whole. Additionally, the Magnificent Mountains unit delves into major mountains around the world and specifically in the UK. These units are designed to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of geography in a comprehensive and engaging way.

                    What resources are available in Hands-On Education's scheme of work for geography for Year 5 students?

                    In the scheme of work for geography designed for Year 5 students by Hands-On Education, there are a variety of resources available to support learning.

                    Our resources are carefully designed to facilitate the understanding of geographical concepts related to mountains, mountain ranges, map skills and much more. Each resource serves a specific purpose in enhancing students' knowledge and engagement with the subject matter. Additionally, Hands-On Education offers a dedicated support team that is available to provide further assistance or answer any questions regarding the resources or the scheme of work.

                    What are some of the popular collections and resources available on Hands-On Education's platform?

                    Hands-On Education's platform offers a wide variety of popular collections and resources to support educators at different levels. These resources include teaching materials for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2). Additionally, Hands-On Education provides access to original booklists for further enrichment and educational materials.

                    How can Hands-On Education assist teachers in saving time and enhancing their teaching effectiveness through various tools and resources?

                    Hands-On Education provides a myriad of resources and tools created by experienced educators, aimed at helping teachers streamline their planning processes and boost the effectiveness of their teaching. By aligning their lesson and unit packs with the National Curriculum standards, Hands-On Education ensures teachers can easily incorporate relevant content into their lessons without spending excessive time on research and curriculum alignment. Each unit covers a wide range of topics, offering comprehensive resources like worksheets, geography timeline cards and engaging lesson plans.

                    Hands-On Education support educators in both saving time and enhancing the quality of their teaching practice. By leveraging these diverse resources and tools, teachers can efficiently plan their lessons, engage students effectively, and ultimately maximize their teaching impact.

                    What resources are available for teaching geography?

                    At Hands-On Education, we wholeheartedly believe in providing enjoyable and informative education for children. We understand the significance of the National Curriculum and have developed a comprehensive framework for each year group to ensure coverage of its key components. Our activities are carefully designed to be both fun and educational, aligning with at least one point in the national curriculum.

                    With our commitment to providing effective learning experiences, we have created a wide range of resources that make the learning process interactive and engaging for students of all ages. Our ultimate goal is to make learning a fun and rewarding experience.

                    Our resources cover various subjects, including geography. While we don't explicitly mention the specific resources available for teaching geography in this excerpt, rest assured that we offer a rich collection of online teaching resources. These resources are written by experts and provide essential subject knowledge for teachers. We have also developed formative and summative assessment materials, which are linked to progression frameworks, allowing teachers to easily measure progress and identify any gaps in learning.

                    To save teachers planning time, we provide engaging planning resources, classroom resources, and teaching resources. These include slides and online assessments, all designed to align with half-termly topics and foster a range of creative outcomes.

                    Moreover, we understand the value of making connections across subjects. That's why our geography resources also provide links to our Rising Stars History teaching. This includes extended reading lists, whole-class text suggestions, and cross-subject links that enhance the learning experience and create a more holistic approach to education.

                    With Hands-On Education, you can rely on our extensive resources to ensure complete coverage of the primary curriculum, making geography teaching both enjoyable and effective. We are dedicated to empowering teachers and making learning a truly rewarding experience for students.

                    What subjects are covered in the curriculum?

                    In addition to the core subjects of English, mathematics, and science, our curriculum ensures a well-rounded education for students by offering a variety of other subjects. These include history, geography, art, music, and physical education. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive learning experience that goes beyond the basics and embraces a wider range of knowledge and skills.

                    When it comes to geography, we have taken great care to ensure complete coverage of the key knowledge, skills, and concepts required by Ofsted for the Geography Primary Curriculum. Our online teaching resources are designed by experts in the field, providing students with the essential subject knowledge they need. What sets us apart is our clear progression from years 1-6, ensuring that students build upon their understanding year after year.

                    Moreover, our commitment to integrated learning extends beyond the subject of geography. We have established connections between geography and history teaching, offering extended reading lists, whole-class text suggestions, and cross-subject links. By doing so, we create a cohesive learning experience that allows students to make connections across different subjects, broadening their understanding and enriching their education.

                    In conclusion, our curriculum not only covers the core subjects of English, mathematics, and science but also offers a comprehensive range of other subjects, including history, geography, art, music, and physical education. With our expertise in geography resources and our emphasis on integrated learning, we aim to provide a thorough and well-rounded education for all our students.

                    Are there any cross-subject links with history teaching?

                    Yes, there are cross-subject links with history teaching. Hands-On Education history teaching incorporates various elements to establish these connections. The curriculum includes extended reading lists that not only enhance historical knowledge but also intertwine with other subjects. Moreover, whole-class text suggestions are provided, which further contribute to the integration of different subjects within the history lessons. Lastly, the program ensures that there are deliberate cross-subject links, allowing students to explore interconnected concepts and ideas beyond the boundaries of history alone.

                    How can planning time be saved?

                    Planning time can be saved by utilizing comprehensive resources such as engaging planning materials, classroom resources, teaching resources, slides, and online assessments. These resources cater to half-termly topics and offer a wide range of creative outcomes, allowing educators to streamline their planning process and focus more on effective teaching strategies.

                    How can progress be measured and gaps in learning identified?

                    Progress can be measured and gaps in learning can be identified by utilizing formative and summative assessment materials that are directly linked to progression frameworks. These assessment materials allow for ongoing and continuous evaluation of students' learning, enabling educators to monitor their progress and identify any areas where there may be deficiencies or gaps in understanding. By aligning assessments with structured frameworks that outline the expected progression of skills and knowledge, educators can easily determine students' level of achievement and pinpoint specific areas that require further attention and support. This approach facilitates a systematic and comprehensive assessment process, enabling educators to make informed decisions and adjustments to instruction to address any identified gaps in learning.

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