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 

Key Vocabulary

  • Compass, North, South, East, West
  • aerial view
  • key, label, title
  • 4-point, direction
  • plan, observe
  • fieldwork
  • observe
  • photograph
  • environment
  • travel, route, transport, distance, direction, position
  • frequency table
  • past, present
  • map, map symbols, OS (Ordnance Survey)
  • local area, school, home, address
  • NESW, (any key words specific to this locality)
  • locate (find!)
  • street map 
  • record
  • safety
  • map symbols
  • house/houses/hosuing, offices, business, shops, stream, river, forest
  • detached, semi-detached, terraced, cottage, bungalow, flats, caravan
  • village, town, city, county, country, continent
  • council
  • improve.  


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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