Our Geography Curriculum


Updated May 2022

The National Curriculum for Geography aims for pupils to:

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
  • Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

At Firs Primary, we enhance the geography curriculum by ensuring, that in addition the statutory content, most topics contain an element of learning related to climate and environmental issues. This makes our curriculum relevant to the needs our children today and to help them become responsible citizens of the future, as stated in the My Planet aspect of our school curriculum intent.

Subject Co-Ordinators

The teacher subject co-ordinator is Miss Courtney Hodges.

The teaching assistant co-ordinator is Miss Stacey Harrison.

Key documents that explain how Geography is taught in Firs Primary School

Our Subject Policies and Guidance

Learning During Lockdown

At Firs, we continued to teach our curriculum with some adaptations during National Lockdown. For pupils at school, the Geography curriculum at school was  taught as normal. For pupils at home, adaptations were made where children wouldn’t have the resources at home that would be used in school. These adaptations enabled pupils to achieve same learning objective as those in school, just in a different way. As well as adaptations to the task/resources, pupils’ may have been taught Geography through online zoom lessons, pre-recorded videos by the teacher (such as on loom), or links to online videos (such as National Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize). More information about our teaching and learning during lockdown can be found on our “Whole School Remote Learning Plan” Click here

Geography Across Firs Primary

At Firs, each year group does Geography at different times of the year, in different topics. Click on the photos below to see some of the fantastic work that we have done!

Years 1 and 2 – Autumn 1 – Bright Lights, Big City

Years 3 and 4 – Autumn 2 – Tremors

Years 5 and 6 – Autumn 2 – Stargazers

Years 1 and 2 – Spring 1 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Years 3 and 4 – Spring 1 – Traders and Raiders

Years 5 and 6 – Spring 1 – Alchemy Island

Geography Around School

Across our school we like to inspire our pupils to have a curiosity and fascination about the world around them.

One way that this is supported within our school, we have 3 large maps of the United Kingdom, Europe and the world. The children often enjoy showing each other where they are from and we also use these maps in lessons.

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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