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Geography Curriculum Intent


At The Holy Family Primary School we employ a topic and enquiry based approach to teaching and learning in  Geography.  This is being taught using the Rising Stars Geography scheme of work. We believe that teaching  Geography in a creative and concrete way is fundamental to the development of  Geographical understanding.

Curriculum for Geography

At The Holy Family we follow the National Curriculum Programme of study and it is our aim that in Geography our pupils will:


  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their significant physical and human characteristics
  • 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 special variation and change over time
  • Collect, analyse and use a range of data that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantative skills and writing at length.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Geography is taught in Nursery and Reception as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. We relate the geographical aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Years curriculum which underpin the planning for children aged three to five. Geography makes a significant contribution to the ELG objectives of developing a child’s understanding of the world through activities such as finding out about different places and habitats and investigating our locality.

Resources to support Geography Learning at home 


Ducksters -


BBC Teach -

KS1 -

KS2 -


DK Find Out 


National Geographic