Woodloes Primary School Geography Curriculum


Geography is about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.


At Woodloes Primary School, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.


Our intent when teaching geography is to inspire a curiosity and fascination of the world and the people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.



Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability or additional needs to flourish to become the very best version of themselves and seeks to inspire a sense of curiosity about the world around us.


The Kapow Primary Scheme is used to plan and teach geography sessions; ensuring full coverage of  content of the National Curriculum.  Each session identifies clearly the skills and knowledge to be taught which enables progression, both throughout the year, as well as throughout the school.


It is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing in all areas of the subject. The local area is utilised wherever possible to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside of the classroom and embedded in practice. School trips and field work also provide first-hand experiences which enhance children’s understanding of the world beyond their locality.


In addition to ensuring that geographical knowledge and skills are fully embedded and encompass cross curricular links, staff are encouraged to develop links with other schools around the world, for example by using Penpal schools to enhance learning.



The impact of the curriculum, or subject areas, is the outcomes for the pupils. It includes what the pupils say and do, their attitude towards their learning in the different curriculum areas, and how they use and apply the knowledge and skills they acquire.


By the time children leave Woodloes School they will:

  • understand different locations around the world and their characteristics
  • understand how human and physical environments are interrelated and the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
  • have a range of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • have experience in geographical enquiry, including the ability to apply questioning and presentation skills 
  • have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings
  • be experienced in fieldwork and other geographical techniques
  • have an interest in the subject and a sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there
  • understand contemporary issues in society, including environmental awareness both in their own locality and worldwide


Assessments linked to geography take place throughout the academic year, and children are assessed against age related expectations by their class teacher. The results of these assessments are recorded are used to inform judgements linked to attainment and progress, and assessments linked to age related expectations are shared with parents/carers in the end of year report.


The impact of the geography curriculum at Woodloes Primary School is assessed through subject specific monitoring and participation in the deep dive process. Accompanying evidence is provided through pupil interviews, lesson visits, teachers questionnaires, work trawls, learning walks and the analysis of data.

Long-Term Plan

Geography Long Term Plan.docx.pdf

Skills and Knowledge Progression 

Geography Progression of Skills and Knowledge.docx.pdf