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Geography Curriculum Statement

At Harefield Primary School, we deliver the Geography curriculum, following the National Curriculum.

Our Geography curriculum’s intention is to provide opportunities to motivate and inspire our children to have a strong knowledge, skills and passion for the World in which they live, in order to become effective global citizens. We want to ensure our pupils know about the rapidly changing world, and the impact they can have on their environment and the wider world.

We tailor and put greater emphasis on specific themes, in response to our pupils needs. For example: 

  • Fieldwork project - every year group will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in fieldwork, using different geographical skills such as observing over time, data collecting, orienteering, comparing and evaluating. This will give them a greater understanding of their local environment and the wider world to gain specific geographical knowledge.

Our whole curriculum is comprehensibly planned and clearly sequenced and Geography follows this consistent design, effectively adapting and developing to meet the needs of ALL pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities and those that are disadvantaged.

Our Geography curriculum is taught by the class teacher, who will first revisit prior learning. We return to previous learning, in order for pupils to retrieve knowledge from their long-term memory and build on this, with the introduction of new knowledge. This is through an approach of clear modelling and scaffolding of new concepts. The pupils will then practise applying this knowledge in a group or individual task and have opportunities to deepen their understanding with reasoning and explanation.

We use key CONCEPTS that are thread through our Geography curriculum, from Yr R to Yr 6, in order to build on prior learning and support pupils making strong links in their knowledge, from previous learning.

Geography Topic Overview

For more information on what your child will be learning in Geography, please go to Curriculum/ Yr R to Yr 6 Curriculum Newsletters for the appropriate term.

Year group





Harefield and Bitterne

Capital Cities

Mapping skills


UK and Southampton

UK Countries

Settlement in UK Countries



Industries in the UK

Food and Farming


Earthquakes, volcanoes and natural hazards

Food distribution in Europe

Carbon footprint across Europe



Climate change North and South America

World trade UK and America’s


World tourism





Progression of skills in Geography