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In our Geography lessons this term, we will answer the question...


'What are natural disasters and how do they impact the lives of people living in Asia?'


We will begin by exploring mountain formation. This lesson explores the different types of mountains and focuses on the Himalayas: how they were formed, their features and who lives there. Then we will explore how volcanoes are formed: their features, the different types and where to find them. The following lesson explores how volcanoes erupt and how eruptions effect the local area. The children will then learn about earthquakes: their features, how they are measured and where they can be found. Towards the end of the unit, pupils explore the Nepal earthquake in 2015 as a case study. They will then learn about how people recover from earthquakes and how buildings are made to be earthquake proof. Finally, the unit ends with an exploration in the secondary consequences of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. This lesson focuses on tsunamis. We will learn about how Anak Krakatoa in 2018 and the Japan earthquake in 2011 triggered tsunamis, their effects and how people are supported after natural disasters. 



Take a look at our subject knowledge guide, this is so useful for the children to take a sneak peek into the learning journey they are about to embark on.






Climbing Mount Everest

50 years ago, James Whittaker, accompanied by Sherpa Nawang Gombu, became the first American to reach the summit of Everest by climbing the Southeast Ridge, ...

But... What is a Volcano?

About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes, the geological process behind eruptions, and where the ...