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Geography at Westerhope


Geography is the study of places and

the relationships between people and their environments.


It is a rich, diverse and exciting subject which is happening all around us, and shaping the world in which we live. Geography helps us understand how and why places are changing, and to better imagine, predict and work towards likely and preferred futures. Climate change and the sustainability of our Earth is vitally important for the children to understand in order to know how to make a difference so they can protect and save our planet.


We hope to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human aspects of the world and help children develop a greater understanding of the world and their place in it. They will gain an understanding of diverse places; resources; natural and human environments; and human and physical features.


We appreciate that geography is an enquiry-led subject and we seek to answer fundamental questions such as:


  • Where is this place?
  • What is it like and why?
  • How and why is it changing?
  • How does this place compare with other places?
  • How and why are places connected?
  • How do we, as humans, make an impact on places?


We have planned the curriculum based on the:

  • National Curriculum requirements
  • The essential knowledge we believe to be important
  • Geographical skills and key concepts, which are progressive and transferable, and will be built upon each year.


We aim to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Below you will find our 'Geography 2020' document which clearly explains our intent, implementation and impact. It is a working document and is constantly revisited, amended and added to. The geography leader is always seeking to learn more about the subject and improve and enhance the geography provision in school. 


Area of Study Overview 2023-2024


Fieldwork and map work progression document