Geography at Scotts Primary School

Intent: The intent of our Geography curriculum is to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that every child has a sense of place, space and scale of the world around them. As a result of this they will:


  • Develop a greater understanding of the world, as well as their place within it.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge of diverse places, people and resources.
  • Have an increased knowledge of the human and physical features so that they can confidently compare and contrast their own locality with another.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of human and physical processes, and how landscapes and environments change over time.
  • Be given a variety of opportunities to develop first-hand knowledge and experiences from fieldwork.
  • Be competent at collecting, analysing and communicating a range of data gathered through fieldwork that deepens their understanding of geographical processes.
  • Be equipped with the skills to enable them to interpret maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
  • Communicate geographical information which they can present in a variety of ways, through maps, charts and extended pieces of writing.

Geography Curriculum Overview 2022 - 2023

Geography Learning Journey Flight Path

Geography Progression Ladder 2022 - 2023

We have designed our own unique symbols that represent the four developmental strands to support our children's learning of geographic skills.

Geography Enriching Vocabulary

Examples of work

Year 1

The United Kingdom - Autumn 1

Weather Patterns - Summer 1

My Local Environment - Summer 2

Year 2

An Island Home - Autumn 2

Our World - Spring 1

Poles Apart - Spring 2

Year 3

Passport to the world - Autumn 2

Land Use - Spring 1

Extreme Earth - Summer 2 

Recommended websites


Weather Forecasts

Activities, games and stories about Barnaby Bear’s travels (KS1)

 News Round World Current Events




Environmental themes



Examples of Work

Year 4

All Around the World - Autumn 1

The United Kingdom - Spring 1

Rainforests - Summer 1

Year 5

Mountains - Autumn 1

Europe - Spring 1

North America - Summer 2

Year 6

 Rivers - Autumn 2

Earthquakes - Spring 2

Investigating Energy - Summer 2

Fieldwork at Scotts