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Geography purpose of study

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, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should 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, 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.

Source: National Curriculum, 2014

Geography Long Term Plan

Geography progression of skills inc. EYFS



Geography progression of skills


At Preston Primary we aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography by providing a broad and balanced curriculum which is fully inclusive to every child.              


Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject as it helps to provoke questions and provide answers about the natural and human aspects of the world.                                                                    

We seek to inspire and promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a developing a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop these concepts, knowledge and skills so that they are progressive as well as transferable, allowing the children to develop a love for Geography throughout their time at Preston Primary and consequently, carry this forward to their further education and even life beyond.


We want our children to enjoy and love learning about Geography not just through experiences in the classroom, but also through the use of fieldwork and educational visits.


Through high quality teaching, we aim to develop the following key characteristics of a good geographer:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world
  • An comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • Fluency in geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective  

presentation techniques

  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings
  • Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment;
  • A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.

Geography across the school

Examples of work