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At Roselands Primary School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place within it. The geography curriculum at Roselands enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject and children engage in  a range of field trips and educational visits which inspires student led exploration and maximises the use of our surroundings.


The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips 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 and how these have changed over time. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps 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 and skills are progressive and are sequenced through themes to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanations of how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We seek 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, equipping them well for further education and beyond.

Geography at Roselands is taught regularly throughout the year, so that children can revisit skills and knowledge to achieve depth in their learning. Planning identifies the key knowledge and skills of each theme to ensure that knowledge and skills build progressively. Existing knowledge is regularly revisited to ensure that teaching builds upon and connect with the children’s prior learning.


The curriculum is designed around these key themes:  

  • locational knowledge and map work  
  • human geography  
  • physical geography  
  • change: past, present and future