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Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.

Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.

As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Our Geography Intent

At St. Francis Primary School, our Geography curriculum is designed to ignite curiosity and foster exploration among our pupils, nurturing them to think like geographers. We aim to instil in them the confidence to question, observe, measure, record, analyse, and present geographical data effectively. Through our curriculum, we strive to cultivate an understanding of how Geography influences our lives on various scales and throughout time, empowering our pupils to become proactive, informed citizens capable of contributing positively to their communities and beyond.

Our scheme encourages:

  • A strong focus on developing both geographical skills and knowledge.
  • Critical thinking, with the ability to ask perceptive questions and explain and analyse evidence.
  • The development of fieldwork skills across each year group.
  • A deep interest and knowledge of pupils’ locality and how it differs from other areas of the world.
  • A growing understanding of geographical terms and vocabulary.

Aligned with the National Curriculum, our Geography curriculum equips children to achieve key end-of-key-stage attainment targets while fostering a passion for exploration and discovery.


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Further Information


geography intent statement 2024.pdf