St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Curriculum  »  Geography


Geography is an intergral part of the curriculum as it provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both insode and outside the classroom.
Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. The aim of geography to raise awareness of the wolrd around us. (Geographical Association.)
Through geography it is our intent to also improve pupil's skills in reading, writing, mathematics and further enhance and develop their research and critical thinking skills.

  • Teachers will provide a range of geographical experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Children will foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world in which they live and develop a sense of place.
  • Children will develop their geographical vocabulary and a range of skills.
  • Children will become familiar with their own surroundings and extend their interest, knowledge and understanding of contrasting localities in Britain, Europe and the wider world.
  • Children will adopt an enquiring approach to the world around them, developing in their ability to formulate appropriate questions, research, handle data and draw conclusions.
  • Children will appreciate similarity and difference in the world around them, having empathy for the lives of others and respect for others’ beliefs, attitudes and values.
  • Children will develop a simple understanding of environmental sustainability and how they can be actively involved in living as sustainably as possible.



  • Children have an understanding of the impact that they have on their world.
  • Understanding of different geographical language and skills are evident in children's work.
  • Teachers deliver a skill and knowledge based curriculum that develops and builds on prior understanding.
  • Children show a sense of curiosty and wonder for the world in which they live and develop a sense of place.
  • Monitoring and assessment are regularly used to feedback to children and staff.