St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School

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Geography Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement

St Margaret Clitherow


We believe that our Geography curriculum inspires pupil’s curiosity and encourages them to be caring, responsible citizens of our world. We use a variety of learning experiences in the classroom, through our fieldwork and with educational visits, which allow the children to develop their Geographical knowledge and skills. Children are given opportunities to explore, observe, question and compare how individuals, including themselves, live around the world and the impact of this.

We aim to develop knowledge of:

  • the location of globally significant places, including their physical and human characteristics
  • geographical similarities and differences through the study of different regions
  • key aspects of physical and human geography
  • geographical skills including maps, atlases, globes, digital computer mapping, compasses etc.
  • key geographical vocabulary
  • observation, measuring and recording skills (through fieldwork)
  • human and physical features in the local area



Early Years Provision - 

Children are provided with a multitude of engaging, exciting activities and experiences that follow the objectives set out in the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Geography-based activities are used to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of people, culture and communities, as well as the natural world that they are a part of.

Years 1 to 6 Provision -

At SMC, we follow the Oddizzi scheme, adapted according to the needs of our pupils and context. Pupils learning is enriched through class visits/visitors, fieldwork and workshops inspiring pupils' curiosity and fascination about their world.  Pupils develop key Geographical knowledge, terminology and vocabulary and are able to confidently understand and utilise these skills in their work, referring back to their Knowledge Organisers when needed. We build on this each year, recapping and developing knowledge by making learning links between different concepts and topics.



All pupils complete ‘Key Assessment Tasks’ every topic. This is usually at the end of a topic, with the aim of demonstrating that teaching has resulted in clear and appropriate outcomes for all. Teachers use these assessments to inform individual pupil progress, and then use this information to plan for gaps in knowledge.