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“A map says to you. Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not …… I am the earth in the palm of your hands”




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For a closer look at our recent Geography Pupil Voice survey, please click below:

Geography Pupil Voice Survey - April 2023


At Scholes Village Primary School, the aims of our Geography lessons are:

• to enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of places in the world;
• to increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country;
• to allow children to learn graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps;
• to enable children to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level;
• to encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means;
• to develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, ICT, investigation and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.



Through our Geography teaching we aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.

When creating our Geography curriculum we have ensured the three enduring geographical concepts of space, place and scale are evident.  Many of our Geography lessons involve active processes of investigation and whenever possible, practical fieldwork outside the classroom.


In Key Stage One...

Our fieldwork initially focuses on the school grounds and the immediate locality of the school, before children compare their village to a coastal resort in Year 2.  Children’s locational awareness is enhanced by using a range of basic geographical vocabulary to describe what they see in different places.  Children use maps, globes and atlases to name and locate the countries and capital cities within the UK, then the world’s seven continents and five oceans.  Simple maps are created and basic symbols recognised in a key.  Seasonal and daily weather patterns are also studied.





In Key Stage Two...

Children extend their knowledge beyond the locality of the UK to the wider world in Key Stage Two.  Over these four years pupils complete a study of Yorkshire, moving onto a more in-depth study of the United Kingdom’s human & physical characteristics and land-use patterns.  Opportunities for fieldwork are used to observe, measure and record evidence to respond to geographical enquiries.  Knowledge of places and climatic regions is developed through many different projects based on worldwide locations such as South America and Antarctica.  We hope to help children develop a secure knowledge of where places are and what they are like.


Our school contunies to subscribe to the 'Digimaps for Schools', which is an award-winning online mapping service supporting cross-curricular teaching of Geography, Maths, English and History.  This enables our pupils to gain critical digital and data skills.

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