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Globe-Trotting Geography

At Walford Nursery & Primary School we believe that a high-quality Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.  Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.  As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features, at different scales, are shaped, interconnected and change over time (National Curriculum 2014).


We believe that Geography can foster a sense of responsibility for our environment and that our pupils should be encouraged to think about the quality and vulnerability of our environment and the contribution they could make towards its sustainability.




At Walford Nursery & Primary School, pupils will:


  • Demonstrate an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • Understand how places are interdependent and how human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • Show an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary enabling them to speak eloquently about people and places.
  • Develop the ability to enquire geographically, applying questioning skills and using effective analytical and presentational skills.
  • Provide clear conclusions and develop reasoned arguments to explain their findings.
  • Apply geographical skills during fieldwork and show a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live there.
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.



What does our Geography Curriculum look like?


Please refer to:

  • our Long Term Plan, which demonstrates the progression of knowledge and skills within the whole school geography offer;
  • our Medium Term Plan for each year group, which maps teaching and learning, knowledge and skills through a topic;
  • our Curriculum Map, which details each year group / subject;
  • our Knowledge Organisers, which summarise the key knowledge and skills to be acquired and retained during a geography topic.



Our Geography curriculum facilitates sequential learning and long-term progression of knowledge and skills.  Teaching and learning methods provide regular opportunities to recap acquired knowledge through high quality questioning, discussion, modelling and explaining to aid retrieval at the beginning and end of a lesson or unit of work.  This will enable all children to alter their long-term memory and know more, remember more and be able to do more as geographers.

Globe-Trotting Geography

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 6- OS Map Symbols

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 4-Exploring How to Minimise the Effects of Earthquakes:Earthquake Drill

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 4-Map Symbol Bingo

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 4- Sketch Maps

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 4-Tectonic Plates

Globe-Trotting Geography Home Learning in Class 4- Recapping Oceans and Continents

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 4-Exploring How Volcanic Eruptions Occur

Globe-Trotting Geography with Class 3 - Somewhere to settle

Globe-Trotting Geography in Class 3 - Identifying the effects of a tsunami

Geography Policy

Progression in Geography

Geography Knowledge Organisers