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Subject Aims


The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:


  1. Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  2. Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  3.  Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.


As a school, we have designed our curriculum to meet the needs of the National Curriculum and to inspire our children’s learning. We have recently re-constructed our planning and chosen more suitable topics that link with other subject areas. We have chosen a range of topics that will fascinate the children whilst also having an equal focus on both the physical and human aspects of the subject. We aim to deepen their understanding of the world and see the progression of geographical skills as they move through the year groups.  We work closely with the Infant School to ensure our Geography curriculum is best suited to the learning that the children will have experienced before arriving at our school. The current area of study for each year group can be seen via the attachment below: