The intent of our Geography curriculum is to

  • Inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
  • Equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
  • Develop knowledge of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
  • Allow children to explore their locality and to investigate, enquire about and recognise their own place in the world
  • Develop skills of interpreting, questioning and analysis of geographical sources of information and data.

How Geography links with our school values

Resilience – Children are independent in their learning and are encouraged to question and evaluate.  Children are motivated to develop their skills, and learn from their mistakes.
Aspiration – Children explore, learn and discover creatively, equipping them with lifelong skills. Children explore the world around them in innovative ways, persevering to question and evaluate their discoveries.
Integrity – Children develop a love and respect for their local community and environment, discovering new places and challenging what they already know. They will have authentic experiences based in their local environment.
Respect – Children will consider, with compassion, the local and global impacts of human environmental actions. Children will be inclusive in their approach, whilst making a positive impact in their local community and beyond.


  • Geography is taught based on the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 and EYFS Development Matters.
  • Children explore geography through the following strands: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human and physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork
  • A carefully planned whole school progression document, including knowledge and skills, ensures that children are developing as geographers.
  • Our curriculum provides a variety of opportunities for local environment studies, and exploring issues relating to local areas, as well as exploring places, cultures and events in the wider world.


The intended impact is that children will:

  • Children will have an enthusiasm for geography, both locally and further afield.
  • Children will have a deeper understanding of the social and environmental world around them, underpinned by a consideration of, and responsibility for changes in the future.
  • Children will have acquired key geographical knowledge and skills that they can use in their next step of education and throughout their lives.

Geography Curriculum Map:

Here you can see our curriculum newsletters for Geography: