Geography – Intent, Implementation and Impact



At Stanhope Primary School, it is our intent that all pupils, regardless of background and ability, have access to a broad and balanced Geography curriculum. Through the delivery of learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed, it is our intent that:

  • Pupils are provided with a curriculum that enables a coherent understanding of the world around them and different cultures.
  • They will understand where they are from and how their local area has changed over time.
  • Children will recognise physical and human geography of different locations around the world.
  • Pupils will develop their geographical skills by collecting and analysing data, using maps, globes, atlases and digital mapping.
  • They will question how the world is changing, what impact humans are having and how to preserve it.
  • All children will have the opportunities to complete fieldwork in the local area.



All pupils at Stanhope Primary School have access to high-quality Geography teaching. The teaching of Geography at Stanhope Primary School is implemented in the following ways; all pupils:

  • Have an understanding of places in the world and their key physical and human features
  • Have an understanding of their local area and develop key knowledge about the features of this environment
  • Have an understanding of geographical processes
  • Develop geographical skills that enable children to be competent to use maps and digital mapping and carry out fieldwork where data is collected, analysed and communicated.


National Curriculum KS1

  • Name and locate continents, oceans and study countries in the world
  • To be able to locate the equator, the North and South Pole and how the position of the country is effected by this.
  • To observe seasonal change through field work in the local area
  • To have a good understanding of the UK including its position, physical and human features
  • To compare the UK to a non-European country
  • Use simple geographical language relating to human and physical features
  • Begin to use maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs and 4-point compasses.


National Curriculum KS2

  • Name and locate countries and cities beyond the UK and Europe and to discuss and compare their physical and human geography
  • To understand how and why land is used differently in different location around the world and how this may change over time
  • To communicate key geographical information using maps, globes, atlases, aerial photographs, digital mapping and 8-point compasses.
  • To observe, measure, record and present human and physical features of the local area, including communication through sketch mapping
  • There is a coherent scheme of study that is progressive throughout the school and ensures there is a focus on both knowledge and skills.
  • Children learn about many of the human and physical features of their local environment and understand how and why they may have changed over time.
  • Pupils will understand the world around them (nationally) and will be able to compare this to places around the world.
  • Children have the opportunity to learn about other countries and their cultures in International Week.
  • Children understand where they come from, the features that are present in their local area and how it looks in the context of the wider world.



At Stanhope Primary School, our aim is to create effective learners who are stewards of their own development and can achieve their personal best in everything they do. We determine and monitor the progress of Geography in our school in the following ways:

  • Monitoring the teaching and learning through book and planning scrutinies and lesson observation and drop ins.
  • Schemes of learning are monitored throughout the year and are used to revisit and recap on prior learning
  • Conversations with staff and pupils are carried out in order to monitor teaching and learning
  • Knowledge organisers are used as a way of embedding information and as a way of displaying key vocabulary
  • Formative assessment is recorded to measure the impact of our Geography curriculum.

Geography Curriculum Overview

Geography Curriculum Progression Map

Geography Curriculum End Points