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Woodford Primary School


Our approach to Geography


At Woodford, we aim to foster a genuine interest of places and environments, gaining knowledge and understanding about their local area, other regions in the United Kingdom and places in the wider world.

Geography aims to provide children with skills for life, learning how to draw and interpret maps, developing the research, investigation, analysis and problem solving skills. Through growing knowledge of human Geography, we teach children a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country as well as encouraging children to appreciate life in other cultures and what it means to be a ‘global citizen’.

The teaching of Geography also motivates children to find out about the physical world enabling children to learn and recognise the importance of sustainable development for future mankind, understanding environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.


At Key Stage 1


Pupils will be given opportunities to develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They will be taught basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.


At Key stage 2


Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will have an opportunity to develop their use of geographical tools and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.