Our Geography Vision

At Burton Green Primary School, we aim to ignite an intense curiosity about people, culture and community and the wider world we live in supporting our children’s development. Our curriculum will provoke a thirst for knowledge, equipping our children with geographical skills and allowing them opportunities for application, creating knowledge seekers. The curriculum will engage our children and facilitate and inspire them to become enquiring, resilient, independent, challenging thinkers and active global citizens with the confidence to use, and build on, their cultural capital, learning and experiences – both inside and outside of the classroom.

In Early Years, children will develop their knowledge about their immediate environment through observation, discussion, stories and maps. They will explore the natural world around them, including the seasons. 

In Key Stage 1, children will develop their knowledge about the United Kingdom and their own locality. They’ll learn how to use maps, atlases and globes as well as learn simple compass directions. The children will also study seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and look at the hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.

In Key Stage 2, the children will look to extend their knowledge to beyond their local area and will study Europe as well as North and South America. They will begin to look at similarities and differences of human geography such as types of settlement and land use. They will also study physical geography elements such as climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will continue to use maps, atlases and globes and will use the 8 points of the compass in their work. They will start to consider the use of four and six figure grid references and ordnance survey maps.

Progression will be assessed through evaluation of your child’s written work and consideration of their responses and contributions to discussions.

To find out more about the Primary National Curriculum for Geography, please click here