Course Overview:

Students start the year exploring both the physical and human geography of the UK. In the Spring term the students will focus on North America and study how tectonic and climatic hazards affect people’s lives and environments. Finally, students will focus on South America and will investigate the fragile environment of the tropical rainforest. The key focus of this unit is sustainability.


Enrichment Ideas 


Suggested reading 

  • Horrible Geography Series 

  • Lonely Planet, A journey through every country 

  • Lonely Planet: The Big Earth Book

  • DK: Natural Wonders of the World

  • DK: What’s where in the world?

Films & documentaries

  • Seven Worlds, One Planet (David Attenborough) 

  • Supervolcano

  • Dante’s Peak

  • Planet Earth, Jungles (David Attenborough)

  • Atlas of World Wonders, Ben Handicott 

Cultural experiences

  • National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾ 

  • Have access to a world map at home e.g. poster, atlas, scratch map, blow-up globe

  • Make a homemade weather station & keep a diary of the weather

  • Make a papier mache volcano 

Things to see and do locally

  • Marwell Zoo - Rainforest Biome

  • Natural History Museum, London - Earthquake Zone

  • National Parks e.g. New Forest

  • Hengistbury Head & Mudeford Spit

  • Old Harry Rocks & Lulworth Cove

Top 5 Websites

Things we do

  • Book Covering competition

  • North America Travel Guide

  • Creature Feature

  • 3D Map of British Isles

  • Mysteries