Geography

Humanities

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Introduction to geography

The key themes in physical and human geography.

    Takeaway homework- a set of 25 choices of topic related activities.
    Check for homework in planners.

Introduction to map skills

Ordnance survey map skills.

    Takeaway homework.
    Research into their local area.
    Look at maps and atlases when on a visit or journey.

Exploring England

The key features of England and its geographical features.

    Takeaway homework.
    Research into English regions.
    Think about how they are connected to different parts of England.

Rivers and flooding

Physical processes, river features. Flooding with a focus on Bangladesh.

    Takeaway homework.
    Research for assessment.
    Look for recent flood events anywhere in the world and consider their impact.

Amazing places

Atlas skills. Looking at global places of interest.

    Takeaway homework.
    Think about places they have visited. Look at a bucket list of dream destinations.

Weather and climate

How to forecast the weather, what makes it rain, the UK climate.

    Takeaway homework.
    Look at weather forecasts together and consider their accuracy.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    BBC Bitesize website Newspapers / TV news Maps and guides During holidays and visits
    Homework support club during Wednesday lunchtimes in H1.

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Weather and climate

What makes it rain?What affects the UK climate?What are micro-climates?

    Takeaway homework a set of 25 choices of topic related activities.Weather diary. Micro-climate assessment.
    Check for homework in planners.
    Look at the weather forecast together.

Changing
coastlines

Ordnance survey map skills.

    Takeaway homework.
    Research into their local area.
    Reflect on visits to the coast.
    Can you locate them on a map?

Africa and development

How do we measure development?
What is life like in Ghana?
How do we help poor countries?

    Takeaway homework.
    Research into African countries.
    Discuss Africa in the news.Discuss what fair trade is and whether it is a good thing.Charity - what are your views?

Extreme environments

How do people survive in Mountains, deserts and cold environments?

    Takeaway homework.
    Research for assessment.
    Check for homework in planners.

Global fashion

What is Globalisation? How do transnational companies work?

    Takeaway homework.The geography of my stuff.
    Check for homework in planners.

My local region

Is Kimberley a model town? Local shopping environments.Local issues housing, transport and trams.

    Takeaway homework.
    Local fieldwork.
    Check for homework in planners.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    BBC Bitesize website. Newspapers / TV news. Maps and guides. During holidays and visits.
    Homework support club on Weds lunchtimes in H1.

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

My local region shopping assessment

Practice for GCSE investigation questions.

    Takeaway homework a set of 25 choices of topic related activities.
    Check for homework in planners.
    Look for relevant geographical news events.

Hazards

Nature of hazards.
Volcanoes and earthquakes.
How do we respond to / manage hazards?

    Takeaway homework.

    Research into recent hazard events.
    Check for homework in planners.
    Look for relevant geographical news events.

The Rise of China

Global population trends. Managing population. Globalisation - benefits and problems.

    Takeaway homework. Survey of China in my life.
    Check for homework in planners.
    Look for relevant geographical news events.

Rainforests

Global ecosystems.How does a rainforest work? Ecosystems under threat. Decision making.

    Takeaway homework.
    Check for homework in planners.
    Look for relevant geographical news events.

Crime and conflict

What is terrorism? The geography of war? What are the impacts of conflict? Global patterns of crime: the drugs trade. Local patterns of crime & burglary.

    Takeaway homework.
    Check for homework in planners. Look for relevant geographical news events.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    BBC Bitesize website. Newspapers / TV news. Maps and guides during holidays and visits.
    Homework support club during Wednesday lunchtimes in H1.

0115 938 7000

The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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