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Geography

Topic - Our School in Bromley

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Begin to recognise familiar places in their local area 
  • Use maps to gather information about the local area 
  • Locate landmarks/places on a map 
  • Use maps to plan and plot a route 
  • Use simple compass directions (NESW) 
  • Use aerial photographs to recognise basic human and physical features 
  • Recognise basic map symbols and begin to understand the need for a key 
  • Use simple fieldwork skills to study the geography of the school 
  • Make simple observations about the geography of the classroom and school 
  • Ask simple geographical questions 
  • Explore housing types 
  • Explore geographical issues through discussion 
  • Suggest improvements to the environment 
  • Make comparisons between their local area in the UK and a non-European local area
  • Identify similarities and differences between Bromley and urban Kenya and rural Kenya

Key Vocabulary

  • Map skills: Compass, North, South, East, West, aerial view, key, map, human, physical,  4-point, direction, plan, observe, map, key, title, local area, landmarks, features, label, fieldwork, observe, photograph, environment, travel, route, transport, distance, direction, position, frequency table, past, present, symbol, scale, OS (Ordnance Survey).
  • Local area vocabulary: local area, school, home, address, fieldwork, locate (find!), street map, observe, record, route, safety, land use, street, house/houses, offices, business, shops, stream, river, forest, Village, town, city, county, country, continent, council, improve. 
  • Housing vocabulary: house/housing, detached, semi-detached, terraced, cottage, bungalow, flats, caravan.
  • Making comparisons: Bromley, UK, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, rural, urban, compare, similarities, differences.

Science

Topic - Plants

Key Skills/Knowledge

Key Vocabulary

  • Trees - deciduous, evergreen, ash, birch, beech, rowan, common lime, oak, sweet chestnut, horse chestnut, apple, willow, sycamore, fir, pine , holly, etc 
  • Wild flowering plants - cleavers, coltsfoot, daisy, dandelion, garlic mustard, mallow, mugwort, plantain, red clover, self heal, shepherd’s purse, sorrel, spear thistle, white campion, white deadnettle and yarrow. 
  • Garden plants – crocus, daffodil, bluebells, etc 
  • Parts of plants – roots, branch, trunk, stalk, leaf, flower, petal, seeds, bulbs and twigs 

Topic  - Seasonal Changes

Key Skills/Knowledge

Key Vocabulary

  • Seasons; spring, summer, autumn, winter 
  • Year, months, days 
  • Hot, warm, mild, cold 
  • Sunny 
  • Cloudy 
  • Rain, sleet, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, rainbow 
  • Wet, damp, dry 
  • Windy, breezy, gust 
  • Temperature 
  • Degrees Celsius 
  • Thermometer 
  • Weather vane 
  • Anemometer 
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