Topic - Rivers
- Explain some parts of the water cycle in detail.
- Explain the countries that major world / European rivers flow through.
- Name and locate UK rivers on a map and explain the UK countries / counties they flow through.
- Explain the three stages of a river and identify where they will find the main river features.
- Identify the main features at each stage of the river explaining what they are like.
- Explain the features created as a result of these processes.
- Explain the main processes in action to create a waterfall.
- Develop an understanding of a world river discovering some aspects of its human geography, physical geography, economic or cultural geography and some of the fauna / flora found in and around it.
- Explain how people use the River Thames giving examples and make comparisons to their world river.
- Give an explanation as to where the river flows the fastest.
- Find and write their own four figure grid references and identify symbols on a map.
- Water cycle : Water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection, run off, infiltration, transpiration
- Continents, oceans and countries
- World rivers: Amazon, Nile, Mississippi, Volga, Danube
- UK specific vocabulary: UK, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, north west, north east, south east, south west, midlands, counties, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, River Severn, River Thames, English Channel, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea
- River stages and features: Upper stage, source, v-shaped valley (and difference to u-shaped valley created by ice), interlocking spurs, tributaries, waterfall, gorge, plunge pool, confluence, Middle stage, meander, river cliff, river beach (slip off slope), flood plain, Lower stage: ox-bow lake, levee, delta, mouth and estuary, erosion, transportation, deposition, hard rock, soft rock, igneous, impermeable, permeable, erosion, retreat, fieldwork, flow, velocity
- Land Use: settlement, city, dams, bridges, farming, industry, leisure, transport, habitat, economic, energy, London, North Sea, Thames Barrier, flooding, compare, contrast
- Map skills: Four figure and six figure grid reference, map, OS map, key, eastings, northings, landmark, scale, key, compass directions
Topic - Living Things and their Habitats
- Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
- Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Topic - Animals including Humans
- Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.