Harlowbury Primary School


“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin

We aim to foster an environment to inspire pupils to have a curiosity, fascination and a sense of awe and wonder about the world and its people that will continue as they grow.

To do this we ensure we have a highly versatile curriculum that engages different learning styles and approaches to include all children learning in our school. The approaches ensure that with first quality teaching, children will gain a deeper understanding of the different Geography areas of teaching. As a result, children will have a clear and deeper knowledge of the relationships between physical and human Geography as well as the diversity of places and people and the resources both natural and human that surround us. Through this learning they will be able to explain how the scale of the Earths features are shaped and interconnected over time. We will encourage the children to ‘use attention to place’, gaining a broader understanding of the both the familiar and wider world and use this to immerse learners in relationships with their world.

Our curriculum promotes:

  • Developing contextual knowledge
  • Understanding physical and human geographical features of the world

A range of geographical skills such as collation of information, mapping and communication of these skills in different ways

Skills Progression