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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”

Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this locality with those lived in other regions of the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human Geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.


MEET:     HELEN CASSIDY                                                MRS HARTLEY



Geography Pupil Voice Survey - April 2023





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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