Geography in Year 5 – Global Trade

Trade is the buying and selling of goods and services we want and need.

When we think about trade as geographers, we consider the scale of trade and think about how trade links places and people.

Everything we want and need cannot be sourced within the national borders of the United Kingdom. We therefore import items such as food products from other countries. We import some goods into our country for sale and we export other goods which means we send goods to other countries for sale.

The physical geography of the UK prevents us from growing certain foods here.

This week in geography, we have been looking at the packaging of different food to see where it was produced.  We discussed the country of origin and the continent and presented our work on a map using an atlas to make sure we located different countries correctly.