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To understand the Earth’s physical and human processes, how they are interconnected and how they change over time.


At Sandown we follow an enquiry based and concept led approach to learning.

To read our Geography curriculum overview please click here

By the time they leave Sandown, children are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to understand their local environment and the wider world. They deepen their understanding through asking and answering questions, collecting and analysing data and experiences of fieldwork.

The Geography Curriculum at Sandown Primary School has been developed to fuel pupils’ curiosity about the world in which they live. Through their lessons, they will discover more about our world and the diversity of the places, people and environments within it. 

Where possible, our curriculum encourages a hands on approach, allowing the children to become Geographers using resources to develop their understanding and deepen their knowledge of their place in the world.

The Geography Curriculum is divided into 3 sections:

Geographical skills and fieldwork

This includes learning how to interpret a range of sources of information such as maps, atlases, globes and photographs to describe and locate features and areas studied. Where possible, the children are given opportunities to use the skills they learn in the classroom and transfer them to real field work in our extensive school grounds and surrounding areas.

Location and place knowledge

Children learn to locate globally significant places such as continents, countries and oceans and understand geographical similarities and differences through contrasting case studies such as a location in the UK compared to another in North America.

Human and physical geography

In order to draw comparisons between areas, children research human features of locations such as settlements, land use, trade and resources as well as looking at physical features such as mountains, rivers, volcanoes and climate zones.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.