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At Brighton Avenue Primary, we hope that geography shall stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places and give children the lasting awareness of the local area, the wider world and its people.

Each term, the pupils shall carry out investigations into local, national or global locations. By varying the content of a series of lessons, the pupils will gain a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Through geographical enquiry which encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking, they will learn about resources and natural and human environments.

By the end of their learning journey, we hope that geography will have inspired pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.



The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.