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Our Curriculum Intent

Subject Leader: Mr Ellis         

BA (QTS) Geography

Our Geography curriculum aims to:

  • Inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
  • Develop knowledge of the location of globally significant places including their physical and human characteristics.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of different regions.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography using a wide range of geographical vocabulary.
  • Use geographical skills including maps, atlases, globes, digital computer mapping, compasses, grid references etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.


How is our Geography curriculum planned?

Early Years Provision

Activities and experiences for pupils will be based on the areas of learning and development, as outlined in the DfE’s ‘Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’. All activities will adhere to the objectives set out in this framework. In particular, geography-based activities will be used to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the ‘People Culture and Communities’ and ‘The Natural World.’ 

Years 1 to 6 Provision

Geography is taught as a discrete subject, although links are made with other subjects where possible (please refer to our Curriculum Overviews). Planning considers our local context, particularly in the case of fieldwork opportunities.  Pupils' learning is enriched through class visits, visitors, fieldwork and workshops, inspiring pupils' curiosity and fascination to learn more about their world.



  • Pupils are presented with Knowledge Organisers at the start of each topic. They include ‘sticky knowledge’ we want pupils to remember and understand, as well as lists of key unit vocabulary including definitions.
  • All planning uses an enquiry approach, including enquiry questions, investigations, research and local studies.
  • Teachers plan one visit/visitor, every term, to consolidate and enhance learning.
  • Teachers frequently recap on work covered to help pupils retain key knowledge. This includes the use of quizzes.
  • All pupils complete summative ‘Key Assessment Tasks’ at the end of a unit of work linked to their enquiry question. This helps inform ongoing teacher assessments of attainment and progress.

Places of Interest

You may wish to visit the following places with your child-


Local places of interest:

  • Langley Park
  • Black Park
  • Denham Country Park
  • Fassnidge Park
  • The seaside
  • Children's farms
  • Rivers, lakes, Grand Union Canal etc.

Our Local Area: Uxbridge Walking Trails -

  • Hillingdon Council
  • Fassnidge Park

Animals and their Habitats: Zoo visit


Journeys - Food: Visit to a pick your own farm - Copas Farm

or Home Cottage Farm, Iver


Coasts: Day trip to the seaside

Biomes topic: Kew Gardens 


Visit to a local river:

Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Eathquake simulator - Natural History Museum


A Study of the Alpine Region

Evidence of Change: St. Andrew's Park, Uxbridge


Amazon topic: The Living Rainforest

Useful Websites - Class Topics


Water and Holidays: Barnaby Bear video clips

Go Jetters - CBeebies


BBC Bitesize: Explore the World

Fieldwork in the local area


Visit to a Working Farm - Barnaby Bear


Weather and Climate: BBC Bitesize


Volcanoes: BBC Bitesize

Earthquakes: BBC Bitesize

Rivers: BBC Bitesize

Explorers: Canal and River Trust


Let's Explore the Alps: BBC Bitesize


Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy: BBC Bitesize