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Geography at Newlands Primary School


At Newlands Primary School, we believe that Geography should inspire children’s curiosity and interest in the world that we live in and its people, as well as allowing children to identify their place in the world. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops the understanding of concepts knowledge and skills.


We intend to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination of the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; promote the understanding of diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments together with a deep understanding of the Earths’ key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Newlands Primary School and also to their further education and beyond.





  • To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world and to become global citizens.
  • To equip pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes.
  • To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it location and can change over time.
  • To develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.
  • To enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.