24 September 2021

Friday 24 September 2021

Vocabulary is the focus of this week’s Talk Time.

Thinking about the new topic vocabulary, I can begin to use these words at home.

This half term, we’re all being geographers, learning specifically about British geography. Here’s a list of key words that are being learnt and applied as part of our learning:

Years 1 and 2 Geography vocabulary:

atlas a collection of maps, usually in a book
city a large town
compass a tool for finding direction
locality an area or neighbourhood
landmark an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help find your way.
physical geography Physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment.
human geography Human geography looks at changes in the environment by humans.
to survey to find the opinions of a group of people by asking them questions
issue an important topic or problem that needs discussion

Years 3 and 4 Geography vocabulary:

grid reference a location on a map which is found using numbered lines
Ordnance Survey (OS) Britain’s mapping agency
scale the relationship between distance on a map and the matching distance on the ground
county a region within a country
settlement type places where people live and work
land-use the specific purpose that an area of land is used for
compass points the marks on a compass that show direction

Years 5 and 6 Geography vocabulary:

national park an area set aside by the government for the preservation of the natural environment
six figure grid reference contains six numbers which give a precise location on a map
city expansion Also called urban sprawl, this is the increase in built up area of a city.
urban green space any vegetated land or water within an urban area
carbon stores places where carbon is stored in the environment
quantitative data data which can be written in numbers
qualitative data data that can be written in words, not numbers
soundscape a qualitative record of the sounds in any environment
sampling a way of collecting fieldwork data without measuring everything

Some of these words have already been discussed in lessons but there may be others that are going to be covered in the coming weeks.

Encourage your child to think back to their geography learning so far. The following questions might prompt your child to remember even more about the vocabulary: