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Geography at St George's


Geography should inspire children to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world that we live in. At St George's, children learn geography in a cross curricular approach. Teachers ensure that our children are developing geographical knowledge, understanding and skills through exciting and enriching topics. We ensure that they are exposed to quality geographical vocabulary to help them make sense of the world and deepen their growing understanding of key physical and human processes, places, people, resources and environments.


The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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


Children develop geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in key stage one then further deepen and extend these during the work that they do in key stage two.