At St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Geography is taught both within the context of a topic and in discreet lessons.

Early Years: Children will develop an understanding of the world around them through play and topic learning.

Key Stage 1: Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their location awareness.

Key Stage 2: Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and the wider world. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their location and place knowledge. They will undertake field work on visits which will then be followed up in the classroom.


Primary National Curriculum – Key Stage 1 and 2 – Geography PDF

Geography Progression of Skills