A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Primary National Curriculum for Geography 2014

Geography is a foundation subject within the National Curriculum. At our school we teach Geography as part of our Creative Curriculum, encompassed within topics like ‘Out and About with the Jolly Postman’, ‘An African Adventure’ and ‘Aiming High’. We foster links with other curriculum subjects such as Science, History and English, to make the children’s learning both exciting and meaningful.

Whole School Geography plan

As a school we aim to:

  • Help children acquire and develop the skills and confidence to advance their geographical understanding
  • Stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings
  • Nurture a sense of wonder about the world
  • Develop the children’s knowledge, to encourage a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in, so they will think about how it can be improved and sustained
  • Develop a sense of place and identity by learning about the United Kingdom and its relationship with other countries.

Children exploring the local area and using mapping skills