Geography at Queensbridge Primary School

The aim of geography teaching at Queensbridge Primary School is to inspire pupils to gain a deeper understanding of the world and its people. Geography helps pupils to understand the cultures of people from across the world and see how people and places are connected. We encourage pupils to take responsibility for their place in society and to respect and look after the environment.

Geography involves developing children’s locational knowledge, place knowledge, understanding of human and physical geography, geographical skills and fieldwork. Pupils will study the local area and contrasting places in the United Kingdom, European and Non-European countries. Across Key Stage 1 and 2, pupils will build upon their knowledge of their locality through looking at maps and undertaking fieldwork.

The geography curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of their locality and the wider world.

  • Develop an interest in, understanding of, and respect for other people and cultures.

  • Develop their locational knowledge, geographical and fieldwork skills through the use of trips, atlases, maps, globes and digital mapping.

  • Develop their understanding of human and physical processes.

  • Develop an awareness of our changing world and how we can contribute positively to society.

  • Make connections to other subjects studied.

  • Learn through engaging and practical lessons.