Beech Hill Community Primary School

Doing our best today for a brighter tomorrow


Statement of Intent

At Beech Hill Community Primary School, our geography curriculum is ambitious and engaging; it provides the opportunity for all children, irrespective of their skills, background, or any additional needs, to acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed. Through the provision of a structure and sequence of lessons, we aim to cover the skills required to meet the aims of the National Curriculum and also inspire pupils to develop skills beyond the classroom, building an awareness of all the opportunities the subject provides.

The content of our Geography curriculum allows for a broader, deeper understanding of the four recognised areas in geography: 

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork 

It will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places. There will be a deeper understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, along with how they bring about variation and change over time. We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination with the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

The units within our curriculum offer a range of opportunities for investigating places around the world, on every continent, as well as physical and human processes. The lessons are intended to improve children’s map skills, geographical facts and vocabulary.  They should also provide opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest, enjoyment and progress within the subject. Pupils will be able to build upon their skills and concepts they established from the previous year and develop them further in the current and subsequent years.