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A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.”
(National Curriculum 2014)

Intent Statement

Our Geography Curriculum aims to provide our children with a curiosity to learn more about the world around them.

The broad and balanced curriculum is clearly sequenced to secure pupils’ knowledge of key geographical features at a local, national and global level. It is designed to ensure all pupils can make links and comparisons between contrasting localities whilst developing their geographical skills and use of geographical vocabulary.

Intended Impact

During the children’s learning journey at St Gabriel’s, our intended impact of the Geography Curriculum is to ensure that children:

  • Have a greater knowledge and understanding of the world around them and will demonstrate a curiosity about different places.
  • Secure the skills required for their age range.
  • Be able to compare and contrast different locations nationally and globally using some geographical vocabulary.
  • Begin to understand the wider world, the implications we have on it and how our behaviour can impact on our environment.
  • Increase their knowledge of other cultures, recognising and embracing our diverse world.



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Pupil Views

We get our food from both animals and plants. We looked at what shops were in our local area and what type of food we can get there.

Year 1

We found out all about milk and how it gets from the cow to the shops!

Year 1

When we get a new topic, we get a new knowledge organiser that tells us all about it.

Year 2

The equator is like a band around the Earth.

Year 3

We found out that this area used to be known for its mills and I didn’t know that before.

Year 5

There are lots of new houses being built right next to the school and it’s affecting animal habitats right outside our windows. They need to try to replace the habitats if they are being destroyed. Builders need to understand that.

Year 6