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Camrose Primary School


'Studying geography is so important for children, regardless of their age or stage of learning. Geography helps them to make sense of the world around them and piques their curiosity in places and people'

The Geography Curriculum Progression Grid shows what will be covered by all children and how skills and knowledge are developed as the children progress through the school.

Geography Progression Grid

Ambition / Intent:

We believe that it is essential that children have a comprehensive understanding not only of the world but their local area. Our ambition is to develop enquiring and curious minds through engaging and exciting pupils by taking their geography learning outside of the classroom where possible; a field trip, exploring our local area or even our school grounds and through the use of technology to allow them to travel the world albeit in a virtual way. We welcome outside speakers to share their expertise and experiences and as a result, children will not only learn from others but also from their own experiences which will empower them to become global lifelong learners.


Design / Implementation:

The geography curriculum at Camrose is structured so that each year group studies a different area of geography and has been carefully sequenced to enable pupils to gradually widen their sense of scale from their immediate geography to the global. Key aspects of learning are taken from the National Curriculum and mapped across each year group with vocabulary banks that are specific to that individual year group.

We want pupils to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways across a range of subjects such as Art, D&T, Computing and Science. This approach aims to provide meaningful cross curricular, creative and tangible learning experiences that engage, excite and empower learners in their quest for mastery.



Our well-planned Geography curriculum ensures that children are competent in the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate data, and to interpret a range of geographical sources, including maps, globes and aerial photographs.

Through the breadth and depth that our Geography curriculum offers, our children are provided with a broad knowledge of the world they live in, and understand, as responsible citizens, how they need to care and preserve the planet for future generations


Camrose Geographer

End Point in Learning Journey


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

  1. Can ask and answer questions about where they lie
  2. Can talk about and name places in the local area
  3. Can describe some changes in the seasons




  1. Can talk about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom
  2. Use simple geographical language to describe physical and human features
  3. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify world countries, continents and ocean
  4. Can create a simple map of a familiar location using symbols and a simple key to represent landmarks.
  5. Can use simple compass directions (North, South, East, and West) to describe the location of features on a map
  1. Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
  2. Can identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
  3. Can locate, describe and understands key aspects of physical and human geography
  4. Can identify and describe significant geographical features around the world.
  5. Is able to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  6. Set own challenging questions, and select appropriate sources of primary and secondary information, when investigating geographical features and issues.