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Childhood is a time of great natural inquisitiveness, a time where children begin to develop a sense of how and why the world is as it is.

Humanities perform an integral role when empowering our children to become active, engaged and informed Global Citizens. At Carlton Primary School we capture their ever increasing interest, questioning and enquiry to immerse them in the knowledge of our world.

Geography provides our children with different perspectives of our natural and human worlds; scaffolding a healthy understanding of their own cultures and others. Through investigations, problem solving and their acquired geographical skills our children learn to reflect about significant processes and places that will affect themselves and others. This ensures our children have the skills to think ethically and morally, therefore growing with the knowledge on how to become a responsible member of our locality and world; now and in the future. 



Following the National Curriculum alongside Hywell Robert's 'Imagineering' the children are captured and immersed in the subject of Geography through a Topic. Ensuring the progression of skills is scaffolded with pre and post assessments, Knowledge organisers, vocabulary lists, visitors and trips, our children are taken on a journey locally and globally enriching their understanding of their environment; their world! Allowing opportunities for our children to question and make judgements and decisions. They are Inspired by stories and planned questioning, alongside maps, globes and atlases.  


Autumn One
Autumn Two
Spring One
Spring Two
Summer One
Summer Two
Early Years
What is the weather like today?
What can we see in our wonderful world?
Our changing worlds.
Year One and Two
The House
Place Knowledge.
Locational Knowledge
Place Knowledge
Year Three and Four
Malicious Mother
Volcanoes and earthquakes.
Home Away from Home
Place Knowledge
Sea Monsters
The water cycle.
Year Five and Six
Climate and Navigation.
Secrets and Lies
Place Knowledge
Feeling hot, hot, hot.
Locational Knowledge
River deep, mountain High.
Place Knowledge
Whole School Geography
December 14th-World Energy Day
February 12th-Darwin Day.
March 21st-World Forestry Day
March 22nd-World Water Day
June 5th-World Environment Day


EYFS To be able to understand that all children don’t always enjoy the same thing and this is okay.
Key Stage One
  • Ask questions about places studied at KS1. Collect information about local environment
  • Use information books to compare places studied at KS1. Use aerial photographs
  • Follow directions to move Follow directions on a map
  • Use a simple plan to follow a route Draw a route showing features.
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.
  • Identify hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the Poles. Use basic geographical vocabulary to identify and describe key physical features Use basic geographical vocabulary identify and describe key human features Name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans
  • Name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the UK. Compare an area of the UK with a non-European country.
  • Draw around objects to make a plan.
  • Draw maps of real life and made up places.
Lower Key Stage Two
  • Create a survey to explore human or physical features in the local area. Use a range of sources to compare places studied at KS2.
  • Locate places on an OS map using a 4 figure grid reference Use 4 points on a compass; North, South, East and West. Follow a route on an OS map.
  • Use the key to interpret symbols and marks on an OS map for routes.
  • Read and interpret the globe as a flat map. Identify and interpret relief maps.
  • Compare a region of the UK and a region of a European country. Describe the workings of rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Describe different types of settlement and land use.
  • Locate world continents/countries
  • Name and locate counties and cities of the UK
  • Locate the Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. Make a simple scale drawing
  • Make a simple sketch map of the human and physical features in local area. Take photographs of the local area to help produce a simple map.
Upper Key Stage Two
  • Explore and explain topical geographical issues over time.
  • Analyse information from a range of sources and make conclusions Locate places on an OS map using a 6 figure grid reference
  • Use the 8 points on a compass. Follow a route on a small scale map.
  • Use a range of maps to plan the quickest route and find alternative routes. Use longitude and latitude as a guide to a location on an atlas.
  • Use digital/computer mapping to locate places in the KS2 PoS. Read the scale on contour lines on an OS map.
  • Compare a region of the UK, a region of a European country and a region within North or South America Describe and understand climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts and the water cycle.
  • Describe and understand economic activity and the distribution of natural resources Locate the world's continents/countries
  • Understand how the geography of the UK has changed over time.
  • Locate the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Greenwich Meridian and times zones. Make a scale drawing using scales based around powers of 10.
  • Make own simple thematic map based on own data.
  • Use photographs and measurements to create an accurate map of an area.
Extend locational knowledge and deepened spatial awareness of the world’s countries
Study the human and physical geography of a region within Africa, and of a region within Asia Understand key processes in physical geography
Understand key processes in human geography
Understand how human and physical processes change landscapes, environments and the climate Apply and develop knowledge of globes, maps and atlases
Interpret OS maps, and other mappings, in the classroom and the field Use Geographical Information Systems
Collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data