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Geography at Whitings Hill Primary School


                                                          Geography Co-ordinator: Miss Murphy


Geography is a vital part of a well-rounded education. Geography allows pupils to explore, question and to understand their local area and the wider world - place, environment, physical and human features.


On this page you will find information on why, how, when and the intended impact of Geography teaching at Whitings Hill Primary School. 


Geography Policy:

This document sets out our aims for teaching Geography, how we teach it across each key stage, the responsibilities of teachers, pupils and the Geography co-ordinator and how Geography teaching and learning is assessed.


Why do we Teach Geography?

This document sets out our intent, implementation and the impact of Geography teaching at Whitings Hill School.


Geography Curriculum and Strands Explained:

This document gives a brief overview of the National Curriculum outcomes and strands of the Geography curriculum being taught at Whitings Hill Primary School. 


Progression of Skills:

This document sets out the skills progression of pupils.  Each year group has a set of designated geographical skills that need to be taught, reinforced and embedded in order to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in Geography as our pupils move through Whitings Hill Primary School. 

For ease of use this document also highlights the area of Geography being taught into two main strands:


Geographical Knowledge: location knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical features knowledge


Geographical Skills: compass skills, map skills and fieldwork skills.


Whole School Geography Curriculum Map:

This document sets out which geographical focus is being taught across our school and when it is being taught.  This map feeds directly into our whole school Topic map.