Why we teach Geography at Longford Church of England Primary School:


To inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops respect for global issues as well as an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Through geographical investigation children learn appreciate the connection between the near and far, the Earth’s key physical and the human processes, people and environments, the economic and the social. Geographical skills are transferable to other curriculum areas by enabling children to identify a question, guide an investigation, organise information, suggest an explanation or assist decision-making. Moreover they also promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Crucially, the geography curriculum also needs to engender the excitement, creativity and critical thinking about the world that will equip young people to make their own way in it. Our geography curriculum therefore offers a uniquely powerful way of seeing the world and creating geographers and empowered, responsible global citizens in the real world today.


Key Learning

Knowledge of the world

Geographical understanding

Enquiry and Investigation

Making greater sense of the world by organising and connecting information and ideas about people, places, processes and environments.


Working with more complex information about the world, including the relevance of people’s attitudes, values and beliefs.

Understand environmental issues and inequalities that have an effect on the world.

Increasing the range and accuracy of investigative skills, and advancing their ability to select and apply these with increasing independence to geographical enquiry.



Knowledge Progression