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Geography Statement of Intent


Geography is an essential part of the curriculum, providing a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved, and will continue to. 


Our aims for geography are:


  • To stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings, developing their knowledge and understanding of the physical and human features which make a place.

  • 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 enthuse, engage, and motivate children to foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the world around them.

  • To encourage an understanding of local, national and global environmental issues and a commitment to sustainable living.

  • To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.

  • To develop children’s geographical skills and vocabulary that are necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.

  • To be able to apply map reading skills to globes and atlas maps and identify geographical features.

  • To formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.


There is a Geography focus each term, for each year group:


Year 3:

Our local town: Worksop.

Comparison between Greece and our country.

Sherwood Forest; Deforestation.


Year 4:

Cities close to us: Sheffield and York.

Volcanoes and earthquakes; European countries and their capital cities.

Seas and oceans of the world; Looking after our Oceans.


Year 5:

Our local transport links; Rivers in Britain.

World's rivers and deserts.

Time zones; Sustainability of space travel.


Year 6:

Coastal towns; British cities and ports. 

North and South America; Mountains.

Rainforests and deforestation.

Click below for our progression of skills document for Geography:

Teaching Sequences

Teaching sequences have been carefully planned for every unit of work - so that our children can develop the substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge needed for Key Stage 2. We consider previous learning so that children can build on what they know. We think about the vocabulary they will need to understand and use and this is explicitly taught in lessons.

All teaching sequences start with a context box. These have been developed to give teachers a useful overview and look like this:

Lessons are planned so that knowledge, skills and vocabulary can be explicitly taught: