Geography

Curriculum Intent

Geography is an integral part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum at Victoria Primary Academy, significantly contributing to igniting and sustaining curiosity and a love of learning to last a life time.  We aim to equip pupils with a knowledge of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.  Children will gain an understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes and how these interact and impact the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  

Through good quality geography opportunities children will become competent in skills of collecting and analysing information deepening their understanding of geographical processes.

At Victoria Primary Academy we tailor Geography provision to maximise on the use of an enquiry based approach within our locality and through field trips, actively involving children collecting geographical data.

Geography plays a vital role in supporting the Victoria Values of respect and responsibility both in our locality and as global citizens.  It is fundamental to growing independent confident future citizens with skills, knowledge and personal qualities who can make a positive contribution to their community.  

Geography plays an essential role in broadening and enriching pupil’s vocabulary, working both independently and in groups to communicate geographical information.  A clear focus on age related key acquisition skills for Geography and subject specific command words for each year group aim to support good progress throughout KS1 and 2.


Curriculum Aims:

At Victoria Primary Academy children will:

  • Develop knowledge and location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine 
  • Define physical and human characteristics of these places 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

Use geographical skills 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.

Subject Leader

For more information, please contact the Geography Subject Leader:

Mrs N Walmsley
walmsleyn@victoriaprimaryacademy.org.uk


Useful Documents

Geography at Victoria

Geography Newsletter

Geography Newsletter

Geography National Curriculum Coverage

Geography Long Term Overview 2020 - 2021

Geography Key Skills Acquisition Grid