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Our aim for our Geography curriculum is to encourage to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The Geography curriculum at Radcliffe Primary enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Radcliffe and also to their further education and beyond.


At Radcliffe Primary our children will learn about their local area, and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. Through building on their knowledge and understanding of the human Geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography also raises an awareness of the importance of sustainable development and the future of mankind. We will use the National Curriculum as the basis for our Geography curriculum and planning. Where possible we will adapt this to include the local area surrounding the school. We will use a variety of teaching and learning styles during Geography lessons. Where possible we will use ‘real’ geographical activities, for example research of a local area or use the internet to investigate a current issue.

The Geography long term plans build upon prior knowledge and understanding so all children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge. The challenge of the tasks and learning will increase as the children progress through the school. Geography in EYFS is taught as part of ‘Understanding of the World’ and through relevant topics. We will provide experiences that draw on a variety of resources and opportunities to explore the world in a practical, hands on way.


The class teacher will continually carry out formative assessment in Geography lessons. This will be done through questioning, observations, discussions and evidence in their books. At the end of each topic children complete assessment questions, which are linked to their current knowledge mats. These assessments are evidenced in their books. Teachers will then assess whether they are WT, WTP, WA, AG or GD. This information is then used to inform future planning. The Reactive curriculum team is responsible for keeping an overview of the standard of children’s work and for the quality of teaching. The work of the curriculum team also involves supporting colleagues, being informed about current developments and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.

KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2022

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Spring Term 2023

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2023

Cycle B