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At Dame Dorothy Primary, we aim to use geography as a vehicle for raising aspirations and awareness of the wider world. We recognise the importance of deeper thinking, enabling us to challenge and support all learners. At Dame Dorothy Primary, we use our local area to support our studies – we teach through class-based work, the use of technology and field visits. This enables our pupils to put their learning into context.


At Dame Dorothy Primary, we encourage greater learner involvement in children’s work. This requires deeper thinking and encourages learners to work using investigation and enquiry. Our geography curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build upon previous learning.

Key drivers within geography units are:

  • Teaching of subject specific vocabulary
  • Application and use of geographical skills such as: analysis of data; map, diagram and globe interpretation
  • Open homework tasks to develop home-school bond within learning
  • Showcasing/communicating their information/knowledge/findings in a variety of ways
  • Revisiting to aid long term memory


Pupils at Dame Dorothy Primary will have a solid understanding of location, place and human & physical geography. This is underpinned by skills and fieldwork in the local area and beyond. The end of key stage content is known and built upon throughout school. This is measured by:

  • Pupil voice
  • Book monitoring
  • Teacher/parent voice
  • End of unit tasks