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.

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
 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.

What do we learn about in Geography?

  • Landscapes
  • Human and physical features
  • Landmarks
  • Physical systems and processes
  • Environments
  • Settlements
  • Biomes
  • Climate
  • Land use
  • Environmental issues
  • Sustainability

How is Geography taught at Broadbottom?

Following  Dimension thematic units, we ensure that a combination of high-quality subject knowledge, geographical skills, enquiry and fieldwork is taught. Alongside this, we want children to know and understand a range of geography vocabulary, which is built upon each year. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom and we aim to create a stimulating, engaging and challenging environment to learn in. Teachers are also encouraged to plan in trips and visitors to enhance our children’s learning experience.

Geography is taught through topics that begin with a recap of learning from previous units and years. Like all subjects taught in our topic units, each lesson starts with a ‘Sticky Knowledge Quiz’ that allows children to recall knowledge and learning from previsous lessons and units. This allows children to see the value in linked learning and transferable skills cross different subject areas



GEOGRAPHY Satellite View


GEOGRAPHY National Curriculum

GEOGRAPHY Knowledge Building