Our curriculum for geography aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity about the world and its people. We aim to equip pupils with knowledge and understanding of the diversity of places, people, resources and environments. We believe that pupils should understand about the interaction between physical and human processes and how this leads to the formation of landscapes and environments.

We achieve this by developing skills linked to: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human and physical geography and developing geographical skills and field work

Lessons are taught using a cross-curricular approach, although some skills may be taught discretely should they not link to the cross curricular topics being taught. Cross-curricular themes with a strong geographical emphasis include: Holidays; Dressing up; Building a village; Rainforests; Through the ages and Vacations

Pupils will be taught:

  • To use a range of resources to locate and identify cities, counties , countries and significant geographical terms
  • To compare and contrast a geographical region in the UK, Europe or a region within North and South America : e.g. Brighouse (and other areas in the UK); Spain; Germany; South America (rainforest regions)
  • To understand the key aspects of physical and human geography : e.g climate zones; rivers; mountains, settlements and land use; distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals (NB this list is not exhaustive)
  • To observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area


Geography curriculum overview Geography knowledge and skills progression Year R Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 1 Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 2 Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 3 Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 4 Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 5 Essential Knowledge and Skills Year 6 Essential Knowledge and Skills