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The pupils of St Michaels Primary School are keen geographers and take an interest in our world. Our geography curriculum enables pupils to develop a sense of place whilst exploring, investigating and understanding the human and physical processes that impact on our planet.


Geography Intent

Our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it. We want children to ask geographical questions about the world around them, make suggestions about how and why environments have changed over time, be able to recognise and discuss both human and physical features of contrasting locations, and use a range of map skills. Their growing knowledge of the world around them should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of differing landscapes and environments. We aim to give pupils the opportunity to become ‘real geographers’ by providing practical experiences through local area field work studies.


Geography Implementation

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression map. This allows children’s prior knowledge to be built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all. Geography is taught in blocks and we ensure that map and field work is woven into our Geography topics so that children are building upon the key skills needed to become ‘real geographers’.


Geography Impact

At St. Michaels Primary School, we believe that a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Pupils develop their knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.  Our geography curriculum equips our children with life-long skills including map reading, OS symbols, grid references and compass points. These skills will help pupils as they go exploring in the great wide world.  Our children are the next generation and they care about the environment we live in and know ways in which we can protect our wonderful world.


In Year 1, we explore...
A Place in the Sun

Where in the world?

Map Work


In Year 2, we explore...
Where in the world?

A passage to India

Map Work

In Year 3, we explore...
United Kingdom


Map Work


In Year 4, we explore...

Polar Regions


Map Work

In Year 5, we explore...
Natural Disasters Part 1

Map Work

In Year 6, we explore...
Natural Disasters Part 2

Map Work


Here are some website links to support your child's interest in geography at home:


The Subject Leader for Geography in school is Mrs Lizzie Milbourne. The Link Governor for Geography is Lauren Maybury.

If you have any further questions about Geography in school the subject leader can be contacted via the school switchboard or via the school's internal messaging system.