Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents



A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understand of the Earth’s key physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Class Coverage

Class One


·         Human and physical geography – Hot and Cold places

·         Comparison of another country – Kenya

·         Seasons and weather patterns

·         Our local environment – map making

Class Two ·         Location knowledge – seven continents and five oceans

·         Human and Physical geography – the Seaside and Castles

·         Using simple compass directions

·         United Kingdom

Class Three ·         The United Kingdom

·         Rivers

·         Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Class Four ·         Locational knowledge – the world’s countries, Northern and Southern hemisphere

·         Human geography – settlement and land use

·         Physical geography – volcanoes, earthquakes, the water cycle

Class Five ·         Place Knowledge – Region in Europe – France – link with twin town

·         Place Knowledge – Region in England – Yorkshire

·         Geographical skills – compass and Ordnance Survey maps

Class Six ·         Place Knowledge – South America

·         Physical geography – Climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts

·         Locational knowledge – latitude, longitude, Tropics of Cancer