Subject – Geography

Geography Intent Statement

Our Geography curriculum aims to engage and give children an opportunity to experience awe and wonder within Geography and to want to be curious about the world around them.

We want them to make sense of the world by learning how to investigate and analyse.

Through our progressive, enquiry-based tailor-made framework, children will develop knowledge of geographer and take part in experiments.

Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of how to draw and interprets maps and use the skills of research and problem-solving. Pupils will also develop a strong sense of how geography shapes many everyday things and how Geography impacts on their future.

A high-quality Geography education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Geography in context and how it can be applied in the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more and seek to ask questions.


What will Geography look like in the classroom?

Geography will be taught to enthuse and inspire learners to question the world around them, studying the relationship between people, places and our environment.

  • Lesson starter activity and low stakes quizzing – reviewing previous learning and consolidation of knowledge and skills through starter activities.
  • Specify key vocabulary to be used and its meaning. Vocab mats to be available.
  • Conduct investigations that are engaging and create awe and wonder, inspiring young minds to investigate independently or with appropriate scaffolding, research, investigation and interpretation of findings.
  • Children will communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding appropriately and will be able to apply this to their knowledge outside of school.
  • Children will be able to evaluate their learning.
  • Display materials, vocabulary and resources to support and enhance learning.
  • Appropriately challenging texts will be available to develop wider understanding.
  • Working geographical skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that skills are systematically developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching. This is developed through the years, in-keeping with the topics.
  • Teachers demonstrate how to use scientific equipment, and the various Working geographical skills in order to embed understanding.
  • Teachers find opportunities to develop children’s understanding of their surroundings by accessing outdoor learning and links to local areas and employers.

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