St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)


We teach geography to inspire children to become curious and fascinated about the world and its people. It is a vital subject to support children in understanding different cultures and ways of life. Children will learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deepening understanding of the physical and human processes. When teaching Geography, in line with the National Curriculum, we use a range of resources and activities including but not limited to; fieldwork, maps, pictures, videos and technology to develop their knowledge, understanding and interest in the world around them.


‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives‘ National Curriculum 2014


At St Lawrence Primary our intent is:

  • To create enthusiastic and inquisitive geographers who can apply their knowledge and skills to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
  • To help pupils develop an understanding and empathy of diverse places, their peoples and cultures and have up to date knowledge about the current issues and news from around the world.


  • Children acquire geographical knowledge and skills through our Cornerstones Curriculum which is delivered within a variety of in-depth topics throughout the year. Some topics will have a greater geography focus than other topics but these will be balanced throughout the year.
  • In Key Stages One and Two, Geography lessons consist of a mix of class teaching and inquiry-led work within small groups or individually. Children will communicate their findings in a range of ways. In our Foundation Stage, children will explore concepts through play-based learning.
  • Fieldwork is a purposeful and integral part of the curriculum and classes are encouraged to use and explore their local area.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 have the experience of a residential in Year 4,5 and 6. We record data half termly on target tracker.
  • Monitoring is done half termly to ensure the right rigour and progress is made in Geography.


  • Children grow up to be aware of their surroundings and the impact they have on their environment.
  • They appreciate new surrounding and the awe of the natural world.
  • Data shows that the attainment in Geography is in line with core subjects.
  • Children and staff are invited to share the impact Geography has had and suggestions for improvements.


Progression of skill in Geography from Cornerstones