Purpose of study from the National Curriculm 

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. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.


To ensure that all pupils benefit from an exciting, rich, broad, balanced, and differentiated curriculum that is matched appropriately to their ages, abilities and aptitudes. Ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the pupils to develop a love for geography.  


  • New topics for the year 2019-20 to ensure rich, broad and balanced curriculum coverage 
  • Use of the End Point Curriculum to keep outcomes focused and clear
  • Learning walks, observations and discussions with the pupils to ensure learning is exciting 
  • Book scrutiny to evidence coverage and differentiation 
  • Use of the skills documents to support planning and assessment 
  • Annual data will be collected and analysed to ensure continued progress. Target pupils and areas identified and support for both pupils and staff will be implemented if necessary 


All pupils will have a secure knowledge of geographical concepts, facts and skills. They will have the ability to transfer these skills to other areas of the curriculum. They will develop an interest in the world around them and in events that have happened and how they have shaped/shape the world we live in. pupils will be curious and be armed with the resilience and problem solving skills to investigate. 

Autumn Term Coverage: 

Reception are looking at our immediate school environment and then Murdishaw ending with a bus journey to Halton Lea. We will be looking at changes in the weather and touching on seasons

Year 1 will be exploring our school grounds and local area; we will be learning about and recognising human and physical features and learning the basic compass points 

Year 2 will be looking at geographical features of where the ship was built, set sail and its destinations. The bodies of water it would sail through and the land masses it would pass (countries)

Year 3 will be learning about the United Kingdom. We will be looking at geographical features of where we live and learning more about compass points. 

Year 4 are looking at our European neighbours. We will be using maps to locate countries, concentrating on environmental regions, key physical/human characteristics and major cities. 

Year 5 are naming the counties and locating on a map and also cities of the UK. We are going to try and get a visit to a city to do a place enquiry.

Year 6 will be looking at maps of the UK including Ordnance Survey Maps, the eight points of a compass and six-figure grid references. We will also be using the symbols and keys to find and locate landmarks around the UK

Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES