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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.

Geography Long Term Planning (including knowledge and skills)


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)



Rainforests – focus on climates and biomes

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


Fieldwork: Whitby


Mountains (Lake District)

Investigating London and creating a travel plan

Y4 went to Whitby as part of their geography curriculum!

Studying Volcanoes!

Y2 enjoyed their forest school experience, especially the camp fire S'mores!

Forest School experiences promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Children have the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves

Geography in EYFS-Understanding the World

Mountain Workshop for Y5- Outdoor learning in the rain!

Knowledge and Understanding of the World-Buildings and Structures

Y2 becoming familiar with compass directions!

The Year 2 children used compasses to describe what was in the North, South, east and West of their chosen locations. 

Climate Challenge 2021

Year 3 - Local Area Study in Richmond

Year 3 - Local Area Study in Colburn