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NURSTEED Community Primary School

‘Through kindness, teamwork and determination we thrive.’


Geography is led by Miss. Kennedy.


Our Geography Curriculum


At Nursteed our aim is to allow children to explore interactions between people and the environment which they live and depend on. Here geography helps to prepare children for like in the 21st century with all of its currently unknown possibilities. 


The geography curriculum from Early Years to Year 6 stimulates pupils' interest in their surroundings and and in the variety of human and physical geography conditions on the earth's surface. It aims to foster pupils' sense of wonder in the natural beauty around them and to develop a sense of concern about the quality of our environment. We want children to foster a sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people. Geography enables children to study a range of places, environments and and cultures. Whilst learning of all this, children will be developing the skills needed to interpret, synthesise and hypothesise. This will be supported by a variety of geographical sources including atlases, computers and ariel photographs. 



From EYFS through to Year 6 we aim to carry out fieldwork at least one a year to support childrens' understanding of geography. This includes welly walks, visits to the schools' wild area as well as visits to local areas of interest. 



'The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.’ - QDCA

Geography Key Documents: Links, Progression & Key Knowledge

British Values in Geography



In Geography we...

  • have respect for democracy and the right of all our fellow students to have their voices heard
  • encourage everyone to feel confident in expressing their ideas and opinions in class discussions
  • treat others how we would want to be treated
  • have the opportunity to explore and discuss injustices and inequalities and challenge and debate these through the exploration of geographical topics


The Rule of Law

In Geography we...

  • follow rules in our classroom to protect the rights of all us to an education
  • uphold whole-school policies with regards to homework, uniform etc.
  • have opportunities to explore and understand how governments have influenced and shaped nations through law 



In Geography we…


  • are able to have a freedom of expression whilst respecting others during contributions to class discussions
  • are encouraged as much as possible to develop our independent learning skills to help us take control of our own learning .
  • have opportunities to critically examine our own values and attitudes (in debating issues, contributing in class etc.)
  • have an opportunity to explore issues surrounding human rights (e.g. migration, Fair trade etc.)
  • take ownership of our behaviour in lessons
  • are encouraged to take pride in our own work in lessons


Respect and Tolerance

In Geography we…


  • understand the importance of identifying and combating discrimination including tackling stereotypes
  • develop our understanding and respect for different cultures through our studies of place and people in our classroom studies
  • learn to understand and respect the traditions of other cultures
  • have opportunities to experience other cultures
  • are taught to respect and understand diversity in life in other countries 
  • are encouraged to debate, share and respect the opinions of others in our classroom discussions
  • have opportunities to understand our responsibilities to conserve resources and play our part in sustainable development
  • are encouraged to share our geographical knowledge about others in our global community
  • explore how places, peoples, cultures and economies are interrelated
  • are taught to respect people's lives and empathise with those affected by disasters and conflict
  • show respect for each other in our behaviour and manners. 

SMSC in Geography



Children reflect about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, and respect for people’s faiths, feelings and values of those who live in different parts of the world.

Children gain a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.


Children show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues such as climate change, poverty etc.

Children understand the consequences of their actions and behaviour on the world around us.   


Children use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example discussing and reflecting on geographical issues including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.


Children understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others.

Children understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and further afield through geographical studies as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain.

Children show an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities through studies of other parts of the world.