Geography at Lordsgate

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


Development matters area of learning ‘Understanding the World’.

Year 1

-Weather patterns

-Hot and cold areas

-Continents and oceans

-Maps and globes



-UK map work

-UK physical and human geography

-Compass directions through fieldwork

-Fieldwork skills and map work

-UK weather patterns

-UK physical and human geography


Year 2

-Knowledge of where they live

-Map work of school grounds

-Fieldwork in school grounds

-Investigate local environment


-Study a small area within a contrasting non-European country

-Continents and oceans

-Ask qs about the world


--UK countries and cities

-UK weather patterns

-Map work and fieldwork



Year 3

-Knowledge of UK

- Map work


- Describe and understand human and physical geography


-Locate world’s countries

-Investigate volcanoes and earthquakes



-Study a region of the UK

-Map work and fieldwork

-Human and physical features


Year 4


-Taking care of the environment

-Name and locate countries and cities of UK

-Map work and fieldwork


-Study of a region within Europe

-Make comparisons with UK


-Rivers and the water cycle

-Maps and fieldwork


Year 5

-Name and locate cities in the UK

- Physical and human Geography in the UK

-UK map work

-Location knowledge of cities and countries of where foods come from



-Focus on North and South America

-Study the Amazon Basin


Year 6

-Locate and research countries

-World human and physical geography

-Map wor




-Revision of UK countries and cities

-Human and physical geography of a seaside town

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