"The study of geography is more than just memorising places on a map.  It is about understanding the complexities of our world." Barack Obama

In our school the teaching of geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world. Geography teaching at St John’s focuses on enabling children to be ‘Geographers’. Our curriculum is planned to ensure a geographical 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. Geographical knowledge is taught alongside the development of subject specific skills including; being able to collect, analyse and communicate data gathered through field work, being able to interpret a range of sources of geographical information and to communicate geographical information.

Geography is important in our school as through a topic-based approach, it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved.  Through geographic enquiry and the application of geography skills, our pupils are given opportunities to develop an awareness of their immediate surroundings, other places and how people have used their environment. We want pupils to develop respect for other people different to themselves and the environment. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures, which helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Our Geography curriculum gives pupils the understanding and the vocabulary to describe the world in which they live. They have a factual knowledge of location knowledge and are able to make comparisons and identify differences. 


Click the link below to download the long term plan for Geography:

Long Term Plan for Geography

Map and Fieldwork Progression


Click the links below to download the Geography Learning Journeys:

Year 1 Autumn Term - Only One Me!

Year 1 Spring Term - Beyond the School

Year 1 Summer Term - Passport to Britain

Year 2 Autumn Term - Our United Kingdom

Year 2 Spring Term - Around the World

Year 2 Summer Term - African Adventure

Year 3 Autumn Term - River Story

Year 3 Spring Term - Urban v Rural

Year 3 Summer Term - Changing Coast

Year 4 Autumn Term - Locating Ourselves

Year 4 Spring Term - Extreme Earth

Year 4 Summer Term - Journey into Europe

Year 5 Autumn Term - Biomes of the World

Year 5 Spring Term - Carter's Town

Year 5 Summer Term - Marvellous Mountains

Year 6 Autumn Term - Earth the Provider

Year 6 Spring Term - The Amazon Rainforest