English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


 Through Geography our children learn to develop an understanding of the relationships between people and their environments. Where possible this is based on direct experiences, practical activities and fieldwork in school, its immediate environment and further afield.


In Early Years Foundation Stage, the children begin to learn about the world around them following the People and communities and the world aspects of the Understanding the World area of Learning and Development. They are encouraged to talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.


In Key Stage 1 the children develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They are taught basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills.


In Key Stage 2 the children extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This includes the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They continue to develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.