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The intention of our Geography Curriculum is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world, its diversity and its people. It encourages a deep interest and knowledge of pupils' locality and how it differs from other areas of the world.  Pupils will learn about natural and human environments, together with gaining an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We also want children to develop key geographical skills such as: collecting and analysing data; using atlases, globes and aerial photographs and digital mapping programs. This also gives pupils the ability to communicate information in a variety of ways. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We aim to provide children with the opportunities to investigate and build geographical expertise from their local area to the wider world. We want children to enjoy learning about geography by not only gaining knowledge and skills through experiences in the classroom, but also through well planned educational visits and geography-based workshops.  Our geography curriculum enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the National curriculum.




We use the Kapow Primary Scheme to deliver our geography Curriculum. This is a spiral curriculum, with essential knowledge and skills revisited with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.  The curriculum is delivered with the following strands running through each unit.

In each unit children learn how to collect, interpret and represent data using geographical methodologies and make informed decisions by applying their geographical knowledge. Each unit contains elements of geographical skills and fieldwork to ensure that fieldwork skills are
practised as often as possible. Children have the opportunity to present their geographical knowledge and skills through their homework projects.




Pupils will:

  • Enjoy their learning in Geography
  • Develop a respect and appreciation for the world around them alongside an understanding of the interconnection between the human and the physical.
  • Develop the use of geographical vocabulary to name, compare and contrast human and physical features and to describe and understand similarities and differences between various places in the UK, Europe and the Americas.
  • Develop an awareness of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context.
  • Develop geographical fieldwork and enquiry skills; observing, measuring, recording and presenting
  • Understand the values of our society and how we can protect our environment and world for years to come.
  • Be able to use their knowledge of geography to further their interest in the wider world and its different cultures, people and places.  
  • Learn to reflect on their progress towards mastering key skills in Geography.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Geography by the end of Year 2 and Year 6.


Geography Overview Years 1 - 6

Geography Knowledge and Skills Progression

Prerequisite Reception Skills for the Geography Curriculum