Year 3 - Key Knowledge and learning Outcomes
Year 3 Key Knowledge
- Lines of latitude run parallel to the equator
- Lines of longitude run down the Earth from pole to pole.
- Wirral is a Peninsular and is surrounded by the River Dee, the River Mersey and the Irish Sea.
- Rural places are located outside of towns and cities. They typically have low populations
- Urban areas are human settlements with high populations. They are mostly towns and cities
- London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds are cities in the United Kingdom.
- The longest river in Scotland is the River Tay it is 117 miles long.
- The five longest rivers in England are: River Severn, River Thames, River Trent, The Great Ouse and River Wye. (River Wye and River Severn also run through Wales)
- The Cairngorms, Cheviot Hills, Pennines, Clwydian Range and Brecon Beacons are mountain ranges in the United Kingdom.
- The Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and the English Channel all border the United Kingdom.
- Egypt is a country in Northern Africa its capital is Cairo.
- The river Nile is the longest river in the world.
Year 3 Learning Outcomes
- 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.
- 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.