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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

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The St Swithun's curriculum for Geography.

The Subject Leader for Geography is Mrs Oxborough.


It is our intent that through our Geography curriculum our children will be inspired with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

By revisiting these areas of learning regularly children will remember more, know more and understand more. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

We want our children to gain confidence and have practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.


Geography in the curriculum 

  • We use the National Curriculum to guide our teaching & learning plans
  • Subject Key Learning and Progression grids are used to develop long term planning.
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and individual lessons. These are supported through Schemes of Work developed by the Royal Geographical Society and the Geography Association.


We looked at a map of Retford, found the street where we lived and where school is and then followed and talked about our journey to school.

We then drew our own maps of our journey to school.


Whilst learning about a small area within the United Kingdom, Clumber class visited Sherwood Forest to look at the human and physical features found within a forest.