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Our aim is to provide a  high-quality geography education that inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Through a broad and balanced curriculum that is proudly promoted throughout school, our children have the opportunities to study, investigate and explore a variety of history and geography topics across KS1 and KS2, as well as through Understanding of the World in EYFS. Creative opportunities for cross curricular activities encourage our children to be immersed in their Humanities topics, inspiring them to ask big questions about the world around them. With a strong focus on our local area, through history and geography topics our children are encouraged to explore who they are, understand their community and the changes it has been through, and celebrate these. Humanities topics are high profile throughout school and our welcoming environment showcases our children’s hard work and collaboration through displays. Humanities in our school encourages our children to investigate other cultures across the world and compare them to our own.


In geography, pupils will have the opportunity to:

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features.

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

Use simple compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far, left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.


Pupils will be able to develop their skills as geographers by:


Ormesby Primary | Geography

Finding and naming places on a map

Creating their own map

Recognising some symbols on a map

Saying what places are like

Saying how places are similar or different

Asking and answering questions

Knowing about my local area

Saying how a place has changed over time