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We have a Curriculum Leader who will deliver training on curriculum design across the school.

History and Geography form an important part of our curriculum. We follow the National curriculum and embrace a broad-spectrum of stimulating topics. As a school we aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about Britain and the wider world and wholly develop each child's geographical and historical skills, understanding and knowledge choosing a wide range of primary and secondary sources. Consequently, our lessons are well planned, highly engaging and challenge all abilities where children are encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions using appropriate vocabulary. Other curriculum areas are incorporated into learning to ensure high levels of motivation and interest from the children.

We teach a knowledge engaged curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners the skills needed to succeed in life. We teach through Topics (through Literacy where links can be made) as opposed to themes. If a subject does not link it is taught as a standalone.

Geography topics are the main focus for two other half terms, with one prioritising a physical process and the other featuring more human geography. Children learn about the locality, Britain and the wider world, progressively enhancing their locational and place knowledge.

Whole School Geography Coverage



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

The UK 

Plants and animals around the world

Volcanoes and earthquakes



The polar regions

Maps and routes

Comparing Australia and the UK

Comparing Sheffield and Berlin

North America



National Curriculum


At Norfolk, the geography curriculum is carefully mapped out across school ensuring that all areas of the national curriculum are thoroughly covered. Click below to see the National Curriculum guidelines. 

Curriculum Drivers


At Norfolk we strive to work towards our curriculum driver learner qualities in all subjects, and geography is no different! Click below to find out how we are using them in geography.

Knowledge and Skills


At Norfolk our geography lessons are organised so we can develop and build upon a range of important skills and gather a wealth of important knowledge. Below is a document showing the skills covered by each year group throughout school.
Below that is a selection of knowledge organisers which children use both in class and at home to help consolidate learning. 

Geography Skills