A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. 

As a school we aim to:

  • Help children acquire and develop the skills and confidence to advance their geographical understanding;

  • Stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings;

  • Nurture a sense of wonder about the world;

  • Develop the children’s knowledge, to encourage a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in, so they will think about how it can be improved and sustained; and

  • Develop a sense of place and identity by learning about the United Kingdom and its relationship with other countries.

Geography: Intent 

At Leadenham CE Primary School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it. It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. 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; to promote children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

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  • Children will learn about areas of significant geographical interest such as Lincoln, Newark, Brazil, India, North and South America, Egypt and Rainforests of the World. In addition, they will learn about famous geographers such as William Morris Davis and the knowledge about physical geography that Sir David Attenborough has shared through his work.

  • They will also experience the following during Key Stage 2:

  • Fieldwork to a place of local interests where possible.

  • Use of computer software to identify places in the world and understand their key physical and human characteristics

  • Use of GPS systems




  • Children are happy learners within Geography. They experience a wide range of learning challenges within the subject and know appropriate responses to them, such as informed choices regarding current environmental issues e.g. limiting the use of plastics.

  • Visits within Geography have enriched the lives of the children and they are able to discuss how the experience impacted their knowledge and understanding.

  • Children talk enthusiastically about their learning in Geography and are eager to further their learning in the next stages of their education.

  • Fundamental British Values are evident in Geography and children understand how it can celebrate difference.

  • Through wider reading in Geography, children will… develop a deep and consolidated knowledge and understanding of the curriculum with current real life examples. Children will develop an understanding of real world examples of: floods; earthquakes etc within their lifetime. Reading materials include horrible geographies; BBC bitesize; National Geographic; BBC news along with a range of library books tailored to children’s reading ages.

  • Through this exposure, children will produce work that is influenced by the best of the best

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