Geography at Chesterton Primary School


At Chesterton Primary School we have designed our Geography curriculum to provide children with a knowledge and understanding of their local area, the United Kingdom and the wider world enabling them to make connections with other curriculum areas and acquire skills for later life.

Our Key areas are:

  1. Geographical Inquirers
  2. Use of Geographical resources
  3. Local, National and International Geography
  4. Comparisons and contrasts across countries
  5. Fieldwork to gather hands on geographical experiences

We believe that our Geography curriculum is fundamental in broadening our pupils experiences, their understanding of the wonders of our world and giving them a broader knowledge that they can draw upon to help them achieve in other subjects and throughout their lives. Teaching equips children 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.

At Chesterton Primary we are guided by the National Curriculum for Geography (2014).  


Geography is taught half termly following the Long Term Plan. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps 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, 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.


At the end of a unit we consider assessment statements on the medium term planning, which summarise children’s learning against the unit's key learning outcomes. 


As children progress through the school, we have designed our curriculum so that children will also explore seven key concepts from EYFS to Year 6. The seven key concepts are taught in all year groups with children working towards end goals for each concept at the end of each key stage.

We  intend for our children to work as geographers by having real life experiences whilst they explore and enquire in an active and creative way. Links to History, Science and other subject areas are also explored. The planning of learning always begins with the skill and knowledge end goals in order to ensure that lessons are always moving children forward in their geographical understanding. Enrichment opportunities, fieldwork and opportunities to apply learning are fundamental in broadening the children's life experiences.

Geography Long Term Plan

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Geography Key Concepts

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Geography Progression Map

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