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At Calverton we intend that the teaching of Geography will inspire and motivate pupils to know more about the world, while being proud of their geographical roots. Our aim is for pupils to become global citizens with lifelong interest in the world.

Calverton’s geography curriculum has as its heart the key concepts of: place, space, scale, physical and human features, human and physical processes, environmental interactions, cultural understanding and diversity, change and sustainability.



With this purpose, we have a balanced and diversified curriculum which incorporates geographical knowledge about the United Kingdom, while making the connection to the UK’s place in the world and its links to other countries and continents.

When learning about London, we concentrate on the whole of the city, and on why it is such a great place to live in, but we also enquire several aspects which are locally relevant. We study the local area Custom House, and geographical changes which occurred in that specific area.

We also make a connection with wider subjects. When we study the river Thames, we also study climate change. Linked to that, we also study earthquakes and volcanoes and the potential connection of natural disasters with climate change.

When studying the water cycle, we again make an ecological connection, by inquiring whether we will ever run out of water, and making sure that pupils understand what a precious resource it is.

Finally, we explore the UK’s relationship with some non-European countries, with the aim to make pupils more knowledgeable about such countries, and to celebrate the cultural diversity which is a very important aspect of our school.


We are also involved in an exchange programme entitled ‘Story of Chocolate’, which intends to establish stronger connections with African countries.


We have high expectations for geography and teachers have clear guidance on what learning should look like in lessons and in pupils’ books. By the end of Year 6 our pupils will leave school as independent geographers who have a fascination about the world that will with them at secondary school and beyond.