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At Brookmans Park Primary School our intent for Geography is to inspire our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world around them, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want our pupils to develop a sense of personal Geography, relating their learning to their own experiences.

The teaching of this subject will equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a greater understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We also want to encourage the children to show respect for their local, national and international environment, realising the impact they can have within their local environment.

As our pupils progress through our school and increase their Geographical skills, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. We have thoroughly planned and sequenced our Geographical topics to allow for cross-curricular links where possible to immerse children within their learning.

We want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies and visiting further geographical locations. As their skills further develop, our intent is that all our pupils gain knowledge, understanding and can reflect and retain their geographical knowledge and understanding.

To support learning in Geography, we provide our children with a variety of well-planned opportunities:


  • Allow children the opportunity to interpret a range of sources of geographical information including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Provide opportunities for fieldwork in the school grounds and the local area to enable children to base learning on first hand experiences.
  • Children are also given opportunities to go on trips to other geographical locations.
  • Well sequenced and planned topics that progress throughout a child’s school journey, building on their knowledge and skills.
  • Geography units have been planned with a cross-curricular approach to enhance children’s enjoyment and understanding.
  • Teachers facilitate children’s reflections and key knowledge is reviewed by the children and consolidated as necessary.
  • A focus on enquiry led questioning, giving children independence and autonomy over their own learning.
  • House competitions to expand children’s geographical knowledge.

Geography Progression of Skills