Year 3 - Key Progression

Year 3

Location Knowledge

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the UK identifying human and physical characteristics including hills, mountains, coasts rivers, land use patterns over time and the use of natural resources.
  • Egypt is located in northern Africa, and is in both the eastern and northern hemispheres. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the bottom half of the country.


Place Knowledge

  • The Wirral Peninsula with a focus on Parkgate, Thurstaston and the rive Dee
  • Egypt, North Africa and the River Nile.


Human and Physical Geography

  • Climate zones, rivers, mountains, biomes and vegetation belts in the UK and Egypt
  • Types of settlement and land use, economic activity and distribution of natural resources in the United Kingdom.

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork (Wirral Peninsula)

  • To use maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs to locate key features in Wirral.
  • Focus study on the Wirral Peninsular and the River Dee.
  • Use ordinance survey maps and four figure grid references.

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