Primary School

Bright, Proud and Successful


It is our aim that our geography curriculum equips children with the key knowledge and skills as set out in the National Curriculum, and with a sense of awareness of themselves as people within a wider world and an understanding of the impact that they, as global citizens, can have upon the world in which they live.


It is our intent to:


Our Geography curriculum places an emphasis on learning opportunities targeted to help children progressively and sequentially gain knowledge and understanding of geographical content which is planned into each unit of work within and across year groups.

In reception and EYFS, children learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects and living things. They talk about features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. Children make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Children learn that the environment and living things are influenced by human activity. They will be able to describe some actions which people in their own community do that help to maintain the area they live in.  

Geography Led Topics

 Local Area FocusAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1Billingham      
Year 2The Transporter Bridge Bright Lights, Big CityLand AhoyLand Ahoy
Year 3Significant People in Our Area – John Walker Rocks Relics and RumblesFlow
Year 4Industrial BillinghamRoad Trip USA  
Year 5Stockton to Darlington Railway   Misty Mountain, Winding River
Year 6Middlesbrough Football Club  Frozen Kingdom

We make many planned cross curricular links to other subjects when delivering our geography curriculum and have included a local study for each year group. This celebrates our locality. Visits to places “within Billingham and beyond” are used to develop children’s understanding of the world in which they live as well as drawing upon online research and use of atlases.

Geography Curriculum Road Map

Curriculum Impact

Through the delivery of our curriculum that our children will: