At Village Primary School we encourage children to view the world as a bigger picture, ensuring they are curious and enthusiastic global citizens. We aim to provide children with hands-on experiences that allow them to explore whilst developing their knowledge and skill through active learning. We provide children the opportunities to extend their knowledge and understanding of physical and human geography through fieldwork and school trips. Visits to local heritage sites provides children with pride and excitement of their local area. Through the teaching of Philosophy for Children and Global Goals the children are able to support arguments and understand the need for change in the world, whilst gaining a further understanding of people and their culture.  We intend to allow our children to dream of the world outside and to discover how to investigate human and physical features.


Geography – Curriculum Map

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Our local area- human features Our local area- human features Weather patterns Weather patterns Seaside study Seaside study
Year 2 Atlas work Atlas work Local area study Local area study Australia Australia
–          Name, locate and identify the characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

–          Similarities and differences of human and physical Geography of an area.

–          Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns.

–          Use Geography vocabulary to identify physical and human features.

–          Use world maps, atlases and globes.

–          Use compass directions and directional language.

–          Use aerial photographs, devise a map and use a simple key.

–          Use simple fieldwork and observational skills within the local area.

Year 3 Our local area- physical features Our local area- physical features Where is Rome? Where is Rome? Volcanoes Volcanoes
Year 4 Continents- comparisons Continents- comparisons Rainforests Rainforests Local area maps Local area maps
Year 5 Victorian Trade Victorian Trade Topographical knowledge Topographical knowledge European comparison European comparison
Year 6 Countries involved in WW1 Countries involved in WW1 Climate change Climate change Mayans and farming Mayans and farming
–          Locate the world’s countries and key cities using maps.

–          Name and locate cities in the United Kingdom.

–          Identify human and physical characteristics.

–          Understand geographical similarities and differences.

–          Describe and understand mountains and volcanoes.

–          Describe and understand land settlement, land use, trade links and food.

–          Describe and understand mountains, rivers and vegetation.

–          Use world maps, atlases and globes.

–          Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record human and physical features.

–          Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude and time zones.

–          Use 8 points on a compass, grid references, symbols and keys.