“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together”

Barack Obama

What is the vision for Geography in our school?

At St Werburgh's & St Columba's Primary School, we want our children to receive a high-quality geography education so that all pupils are confident and fluent in the fundamentals of geography, have the ability to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of meaningful contexts and raise questions about the world around them. 

We want pupils to have an appreciation of geography and aim to nurture a sense of fun and excitement about their surroundings, both in their local community and further away. We want our children to see geography as being relevant to the world they live in and be applicable to everyday life, as well as being something that they learn through school and ultimately can take into the world of employment and beyond. 

What does our Geography curriculum offer to our pupils?

As children progress through the our school, their developing knowledge about the world around them should lead to a deeper understanding of the interactions between physical and human geographical processes. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills are built into a range of lessons and units of work that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Our children develop their understanding of the formation and use of landscapes and environments as well as fostering a deeper appreciation of how different communities interact with the world around them. We are aware that our pupils need to have a clear understanding of the cultural diversity which exists beyond our school and seek opportunities to deepen our pupils’ awareness, understanding and tolerance of the multicultural world in which we live.

We recognise that our school setting lies within a diverse and vibrant local community and we aim use the local environment as a rich learning resource for developing understanding of local geography as well as providing opportunities to undertake practical map and fieldwork activities.  

What effect does our Geography curriculum have on our children?

As we encourage our children to be life long learners, we want to instill a curiosity of the world around them that will continue throughout their lives. As they explore more and more of the many and varied environments on our planet, we hope that they will protect and preserve the world in which they live as well as making positive connections with different communities both near and far.

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Curriculum Unit Overviews

Below are a series of links to the units of work that the children will be exploring during each academic year. The document outlines the key objectives and vocabulary that the children will encounter during their learning.

Year 1 

Hot and Cold Places 

The UK

A local area study 

Year 2 

One Giant Leap

Fire Fire

Day tripper 

Year 3 and 4

Cycle A

A Study of the UK 

Cycle B

The Geography of Africa 

Volcanoes, Mountains and Earthquakes

Year 5 and 6 

Cycle A



Changes in Chester over time

 Cycle B 


Global Trade

The Geography of Athens

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