We see Geography as an integral part of the curriculum as it provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds; it is about understanding the diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments of our world, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum at Key Stage 1 focuses on developing children’s understanding of geography: subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. In Key stage 2, pupils extend their knowledge and understanding and develop their use of geographical skills; they enhance their locational and place knowledge, including the location and characteristics of significant human and physical features around the world. 

The teaching of skills and knowledge progresses through each year group to ensure children are given opportunities to build upon and achieve each skill and develop an understanding of geography.  Explicit links to prior learning and key vocabulary are identified for each topic enabling pupils to make connections and extend and consolidate their knowledge.