Having established local, regional and national locational knowledge in year 1. This topic develops a knowledge of the Oceans and seas and 7 continents ( and the movements of plates tectonic) as represented on a globe, map and aerial photographs with a focus on Africa.
Building on their knowledge of the oceans in ‘World of water,’ pupils learn about the explorer, Christopher Columbus (1492- when Henry 8th was in power) . They make links with the origins of the globe they learnt about in ‘where in the world am ‘?’
They will compare Columbus’ life with the life of James Cook a mapmaker and his explorations (1768 when George 3 was king) and the causes and cure for scurvy.
Pupils deepen their understanding of countries and cities by exploring comparisons. Two cities within the UK and a contrasting country such as Trindad or Tobago with our country- the UK.
This topic looks at the Titanic (1912 when George 5 was king); the facts and evidence surrounding the event along with what life was like then and now.
The topic compares the actions of the more local Penlee lifeboat disaster in 1981.
Having explored a comparison of 2 contrasting cities and 2 contrasting countries pupils now compare a non- European country. Pupils are provided with concrete examples for similarities and difference which describe human and physical features.
This topic looks at the tropical gardens in Cornwall and where the plants came from and how they got here? (Cornish plant hunters). Links to the explorer Francis Drake (1577), who followed Columbus’s journey and Queen Elizabeth 1.
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