We want geography to provide a way of looking at and understanding our world by focusing on what places and the environment are like, why they are important to us, how they are changing and how they might develop in the future. We use outdoor learning to explore the local environment.

Each year group will build on previous knowledge through exciting topic based learning; resulting in a secure understanding of key facts about our planet and their local surroundings. As they progress, they will begin to develop a deeper understanding of such areas as human impact; why differences exist both physically and socially and how may might continue to change. They will also develop their fieldwork and map skills. 

As our learners begin to understand their place in the world, we hope they will develop curiosity, compassion and a sense of responsibility, which will enable them to become independent thinkers who can ask questions about, and consider solutions to, human and environmental issues both locally and globally.

Key Stage 1

Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They will understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Key Stage 2

Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

They will learn skills under the headings of:

  • Locational knowledge

  • Place knowledge

  • Human and physical geography

  • Geographical skills and fieldwork