We want geography to provide a way of looking at and understanding our world by focusing on what places and the environment are like, why they are important to us, how they are changing and how they might develop in the future. We use outdoor learning to explore the local environment.

Each year group will build on previous knowledge through exciting topic based learning; resulting in a secure understanding of key facts about our planet and their local surroundings. As they progress, they will begin to develop a deeper understanding of such areas as human impact; why differences exist both physically and socially and how they might continue to change. They will also develop their fieldwork and map skills. 

Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. At Abbey Meads Primary School, pupils learn and study Geography in a variety of exciting ways and develop an understanding of the local and global environment. It enables children to understand their place in the world and the importance of their actions. 

Key Stage 1

Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They will understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Key Stage 2

Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

They will learn skills under the headings of:

  • Locational knowledge

  • Place knowledge

  • Human and physical geography

  • Geographical skills and fieldwork