Prospect Hill

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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: