St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Living and Learning Together - Shining in our Faith


At St. Mary’s, we aim to offer a broad and balanced geography curriculum. We seek to inspire a curiosity in children about the world, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond. We aim to encourage a fascination for locations and places, its people and patterns. Our geography curriculum aims to enthuse and engage children to become passionate  about the world around them.


The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum subjects and the curriculum progression expands outwards from our immediate locality to the global. The curriculum will engage our children and facilitate and inspire them to become inquisitive, resilient, independent, challenging thinkers and active global citizens; who are aware of and understand the wider world – and their place in it.


Within geography, we want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies, trips and events. We aim to include a range of geographical essential characteristics, which includes not only an excellent understanding of locations and places, but also a secure understanding of human and physical geography.


Asking questions, enquiry, discussions and debates are an important element of our geography teaching and learning. We encourage children to  express opinions which are based on their knowledge and understanding of geography.


We have a number of geography monitors within the upper juniors who support this subject through subject assemblies, displays and vocabulary activities, which support the acquisition of a bank of geographical vocabulary. To support the curriculum, St. Mary’s is also a member of the Geographical Association.


For any additional information regarding the geography curriculum please contact Mrs. Sykes (Subject Lead) or Mr. Rippon (Subject Governor).