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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

‘A love for God, ourselves and others’



Our Geography Lead is Mrs Capon


Our geography teaching centres upon developing an understanding of our world; primarily through experience, investigation and learning from primary and secondary sources.

Through building upon knowledge and skills year on year we aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and its people.

Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about different places, people, resources and natural and human environments in Kent, in this country, in Europe and in the world. We will also deepen an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.



Geography is taught every week every other term and pupil’s understanding of land and sea starts with our youngest Early Years children. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of their local area, the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.


Outcomes in books and evidence from pupil voice demonstrate a broad and balanced geography curriculum and clearly show children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills.


We teach geography using the ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ classroom, so special consideration should be given to the inclusion of pupils with SEN in all types of field work. Map reading is a specific skill and individual pupils may need extra practice in thinking spatially.


We aim to teach geography by having clear explanations and using and referring to key appropriate language. We use concrete examples that are familiar to children and we teach in a visual, auditory and kinaesthetic way. We believe children learn geography best by doing. Children often record their understand in a variety of ways including writing, art, DT and through themed days, visits to museums or visitors in school. If writing is a barrier, children may use Irlens linked coloured paper, Clicker, a scribe or adult supported.


Often children work together in mixed ability groups sharing and valuing everyone’s ideas. For those children who may struggle to ‘be heard’ or articulate their ideas an adult is on hand to support.


If reading is required for research, teaching staff and/or peers support those who may struggle. Teachers verbally explain what is being asked rather than write it.


We check the retention of understanding through a recall of facts. For pupils who may struggle to retain these visual clues are used and reminders are provided through the ‘big book.’

Geography Curriculum





Our Geography Curriculum



For the new academic year 2023-2024, we have adapted our geography and history curriculum to further deepen our children's learning experiences. While we are working hard to update our webpage throughout this academic year, we are still very proud of the curriculum prior to these changes, so please enjoy perusing our work from previous years:


The impact of our Geography teaching and learning can be seen in the work below