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Geography Intent

Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; 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.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Local Studies – investigating our school and our home

Local studies – investigating our surrounding area (Catterick Garrison)

Local studies – investigating (Darlington)

Local studies – investigating (York)

Local studies – investigating (Newcastle)

World mapping skills linked to Ancient Greece


Local studies – investigating Colburn

Local studies – comparisons of surrounding areas (Richmond)



Fieldwork: Whitby

Fairtrade – investigating where food comes from

Local studies – investigating rivers and the water cycle (Tynemouth)


Coastal studies – including the history of sea sides

Investigating a non-European country – Ivory Coast


Rainforests – focus on climates and biomes

Mountains (Lake District)

Investigating London and creating a travel plan

Year 3 - Local Area Study in Richmond

Year 3 - Local Area Study in Colburn