Geography Vision Statement

Our geography curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to discover, organize, interpret and be inquisitive about our present and the natural world so that they understand and appreciate how this affects and is affected by human activity.

Geography Rationale

At Greenholm Primary School the geography curriculum is planned so that pupils develop an understanding of places and environments, whilst inspiring them to be curious and fascinated about the world and its people. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. The Greenholm Farm provides pupils with the opportunity for more on-site environmental education and the school grounds are often used for practical field-work and environmental and economic awareness. The geography curriculum is planned to ensure there is a progression of skills and pupils are provided with the opportunity to make links to other areas of the curriculum.


Key Stage 1

Within Key Stage 1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and the local community. They understand and use subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

Key Stage 2

Within Key Stage 2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom, Europe, and North and South America. This includes studying the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Pupils deepen their geographical knowledge by learning how to use maps, atlases, and globes to study how land use has changed over time and the affect human activity has had on the planet.