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St Andrew's CE Primary School

St Andrew'sCE Primary School


At St. Andrew's we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.  Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, the links and connections and their place within it. Children learn to use geographical skills, knowledge and resources to find out about places on a local, national and world-wide level. It is an investigation of questions that examines the impact of our actions on a global scale whilst examining how physical and human features shape our world.

Welcome to Geography - Introduction


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, equipping them well for the future. We want our children to care about our world and feel passionately about taking an active role towards positive change – both locally and globally.

Key Stage One children grow their knowledge of different geographical areas:

Our Local Village (local)


Our Wonderful Weather (the UK)

to then explore

Our Wonderful World

Key Stage Two children build their understanding through themes:

  • Explore the UK

  • Water Around the World

  • From Source to Sea

  • Amazing Australia

  • Trade, Resources and Economy

  • Migration

  • Rainforests

  • Natural Disasters

The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips 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. Our children will gain knowledge about the world which will 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 and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

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Lessons are taught through Learning Questions that foster a fascination with Our World and children relish the opportunity to gain new knowledge and use subject specific vocabulary to show what they have learnt:

  • How do people travel to our village?

  • What is the weather like in each of the seasons?

  • What affect is climate change having on the South Pole?

  • Where is the source of the river?

  • What is the global supply chain?

  • How are mountains and volcanoes similar?

  • What makes some people want to migrate from a country?