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Targets in Geography

 

Geography Targets - A Year 1 Geographer            

I can keep a weather chart and answer questions about the weather.

I can explain where I live and tell someone my address.

I can explain some of the main things that are in hot and cold places.

I can explain the clothes that I would wear in hot and cold places.

I can explain how the weather changes throughout the year and name the seasons.

I can name the four countries in the United Kingdom and locate them on a map.

I can name some of the main towns and cities in the United Kingdom.

 

Geography Targets - A Year 2 Geographer            

I can say what I like and do not like about the place I live in.

I can say what I like and do not like about a different place.

I can describe a place outside Europe using geographical words.

I can describe some of the features of an island.

I can describe the key features of a place from a picture using words like beach, coast, forest, hill,

mountain, ocean, valley.

I can explain how jobs may be different in other locations.

I can explain how an area has been spoilt or improved and give my reasons.

I can explain the facilities that a village, town and city may need and give reasons.

I can name the continents of the world and locate them on a map.

I can name the world oceans and locate them on a map.

I can name the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

I can find where I live on a map of the United Kingdom.

 

Geography Targets - A Year 3 Geographer            

I can use the correct geographical words to describe a place.

I can use some basic Ordnance Survey map symbols.

I can use grid references on a map.

I can use an atlas by using the index to find places.

I can describe how volcanoes are created.

I can locate and name some of the world’s most famous volcanoes.

I can describe how earthquakes are created.

I can name a number of countries in the northern hemisphere.

I can name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries.

 

Geography Targets - A Year 4 Geographer            

I can carry out research to discover features of villages, towns or cities.

I can plan a journey to a place in England.

I can collect and accurately measure information (e.g. rainfall, temperature, wind speed, noise levels etc).

I can explain why people may be attracted to live in cities.

I can explain why people may choose to live in one place rather than another.

I can locate the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

I can explain the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

I know the countries that make up the European Union.

I can find at least six cities in the UK on a map.

I can name and locate some of the main islands that surround the United Kingdom.

I can name the areas of origin of the main ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and in our school.

 

Geography Targets - A Year 5 Geographer            

I can plan a journey to a place in another part of the world, taking account of distance and time.

I can explain why many cities are situated on or close to rivers.

I can explain why people are attracted to live by rivers.

I can explain the course of a river.

I can name and locate many of the world’s most famous rivers in an atlas.

I can name and locate many of the world’s most famous mountainous regions in an atlas.

I can explain how a location fits into its wider geographical location with reference to human and 

economical features.

 

 Geography Targets - A Year 6 Geographer            

I can use Ordnance Survey symbols and 6 figure grid references.

I can answer questions by using a map.

I can use maps, aerial photographs, plans and e-resources to describe what a locality might be like.

I can describe how some places are similar and dissimilar in relation to their human and physical features.

I can name the largest desert in the world and locate desert regions in an atlas.

I can identify and name the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.

I can explain how time zones work and calculate time differences around the world.