Overview of Geography at Meadow

The National Curriculum forms the core of our teaching in Geography. Aims and objectives have been analysed, broken down and distributed to year groups and ‘topics’. The ‘topic’ of focus is referred to as our ‘Context for Learning’. This ensures that the National Curriculum objectives are covered multiple times from Year 1 to Year 6.

Building on National Curriculum objectives, each ‘Context for Learning’ is introduced by the use of a philosophical, overarching, open question. This provides the children with an understanding of why it is important and relevant to be learning about the subject matters covered. Each session is guided through more focused questions that the children investigate, discuss and research. 

Using the knowledge gained during sessions, children then reflect on the session questions and at the end of a ‘Context for Learning’ topic, they use the sum of their knowledge to reflect on and answer the broader philosophical question. By encouraging critical thinking skills, children are able to use and query sources of information, consider different points of view and experiences and develop a deeper understanding of how places are linked through human experiences.

Subject Lead

Mrs Sarah Walker 

Intent, Implementation, Impact

Curriculum Statement.pdf

Curriculum Overview

Geography sequence

Context for Learning overview

Progression of Objectives

QofE End Points Geography & History (1).pdf

Please see attached our end points at each stage of learning

QofE Vocabulary Ladder Geography (1).pdf

Vocabulary Ladder


National Curriculum Links


Pupil Voice

Copy of QofE Pupil Voice KS1 Autumn.MOV

We asked our pupils about their learning in Geography and History. This is what they said.


At Meadow, we use fieldwork in a range of ways to explore and learn more about the world around us.


"It's great seeing things we saw on a map in real life." Millie

Additional activities to support learning

In order to support learning within Geography, our children have access to a range of other experiences. 

Thread Sequencing and Identification.pdf

Key concepts thread sequencing

Prime VR

Using Virtual Reality equipment, our pupils were able to travel to North and South America  and across the Globe to see many of the seven wonders!

Digimaps for schools

This online mapping tool allows children to explore grid lines, locations, changes over time and distances.

Residential Visits

Residential visits give children the opportunity to explore a locality different to their own.