Geography Lead: Mrs C Middleton.  BA (Hons), PGCE.



At St Wilfrid’s we intend to inspire children’s curiosity, interest and appreciation for the world that we live in. We intend to equip children with the geographical knowledge to develop their skills through studies of places, people and natural and human environments.

As geographers, pupils are exposed to a rich and balanced curriculum that provides them with essential component knowledge and new vocabulary.

As pupils progress through the school, they will develop an insight into the links between physical and human processes and how landscapes and environments have changed and continue to change overtime. This will ensure all children learn their role as global citizens and their place within the world.




Geography is taught through Understanding of the World. Children begin to develop their geographical knowledge by exploring features of our school and nursery. Maps and atlases are used to investigate different places as we begin to compare and contrast different environments. Throughout the year, children observe and discuss the weather and seasonal changes. Children also learn about the different jobs which people do in our community

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

- We teach the national curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

- All children will revisit prior knowledge to support recall and make connections to new learning to support movement into long-term memory.

- Knowledge Organisers are at the beginning of each topic, and will be referenced back to as we go through the topic.

- Children are provided with memorable learning opportunities external to the classroom. Children will look more in depth at local areas, during fieldwork opportunities.

- Assessment is ongoing through formative assessment opportunities. Summative assessments are conducted at the end of a topic through a variety of ways such as writing pieces, posters, quizzes, this is dependent on the year group. We use this to track the child’s progress against the 4 strands of Local Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork.



By the time children leave St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School they will have a passion for and commitment to geography and have a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. They will have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. Children will have an extensive base of geographical knowledge by revisiting prior knowledge and vocabulary. They will also have a good understanding of the ways in which places are independent and interconnected, and how much human and physical environments are interrelated. Finally, through opportunities, children will have highly developed fieldwork

skills, which they can utilize for the rest of their lives.


Geography Overview