Our vision for geography is to develop

  • successful learners who achieve their potential in geography, developing their locational knowledge, understanding of physical and human geographical features and processes
  • confident individuals who are able to reason, analyse and follow geographical enquiries and interpret geographical information
  • responsible and spiritual citizens who understand geographical similarities and differences, appreciate the interdependence of global society and appreciate the impact of humanity on the natural world, including their own impact
  • active engagement, drawing on appropriate outside expertise to enhance our geography curriculum including first-hand experience through visits, visitors and fieldwork..

Geography is part of a child’s broad, balanced curriculum, integral to the basic curriculum of the school and part of the child’s all-round development.  Our curriculum fulfils and goes beyond the requirements of the national curriculum in geography, developing understanding of places and processes.  It deepens understanding of sustainability, environment, climate and cultural diversity, enabling pupils to ask their own geographical questions and interpret data intelligently.

The school long term curriculum map covers the National Curriculum programmes of study, providing a framework of objectives identifying the key knowledge, concepts and skills to be taught. Our provision is mapped and planned effectively through a rolling 3 year curriculum cycle, linking to other curriculum subjects such as history, RE and science.  

The geography curriculum is further enriched with

  • visiting speakers/activity organisers such as mountain rescue, RNLI
  • visits to places of geographical interest such as Brockhole in Windermere, Cuerden Valley Park, Sea Life Centre 
  • theme afternoons/weeks such as Olympics which extend the planned Geography provision,
  • forest school activities eg map making, orienteering 
  • “Engage” and “Innovate” events to launch and end topics, such as mountain rescue escape room challenge