The National Geography Curriculum


The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes  
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time  are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Overview of Key Learning in Geography at Lordsgate:



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2








Year 1

Hot and cold places



Mapping the U.K. and surrounding seas

Mapping and fieldwork


Year 2

Comparing what they like and don’t like about the school grounds


To study a small area within a contrasting non-European country


Study of U.K. and mapping and fieldwork


Year 3

Investigating the local area


Earthquakes and volcanoes


Study of a region of the U.K., mapping and fieldwork


Year 4


Taking care of the environment


Study of a region within Europe

The world’s countries with a focus on Europe in the context of rivers


Year 5

What is the U.K.?

How food comes from diverse places



Amazon Basin study


Year 6

Research of specific countries




Study of the human and physical resources of a seaside town

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