Geography at Whittingham C of E


At Whittingham C of E Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. 

Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Whittingham C of E Primary enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at our school and also to their further education and beyond. We aim to:

 Ensure we are covering skills and concepts from the national curriculum.

We aim to develop locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork which are transferrable to any topic within geography and throughout the year groups. We have chosen these topics for their local relevance and engaging content as well as giving children the opportunity to build their knowledge of the wider world.

 We  will ensure children have the opportunity to embed and build on their previous knowledge and understanding throughout the year groups. 


We will structure lessons so that prior learning, revision of facts and geographical understanding are continuously built upon.

We will ensure introduction and revision of key vocabulary is built into each lesson and ensure children have the opportunity to use these within lessons. 


We want children to develop a love for geography and exploring the wider world as well as their local environment.

 As the children develop their vocabulary this will be displayed throughout the classroom/school.

We will measure the impact of lessons through key questioning, child led assessment and summative assessment. 

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic we have had limited experiences of physical fieldwork this year beyond our immediate environment. This hasn't stopped us from finding exciting ways to broaden our understanding of Physical and Human Geography. Our recent whole school virtual assembly all about the work of Christian Aid and the plight of poor water and sanitation across the world has been extremely interesting. Class 3 also took part in the Teen Tech City of Tomorrow Project which was held virtually with schools across the country and two of our pupils projects were winners in the categories!