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'The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, how it affects humans - and how humans affect it.'

'Without Geography, you're nowhere' anon

Intent: Our geography curriculum offers children a powerful way of seeing the world. It aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, in order to  enthuse them as global citizens.

Throughout the geography curriculum space, place and scale are at the heart of the subject, and embedding these concepts into lessons will enable children to continue on their journey to become critical geographical thinkers.


  • Children will be engaged in their learning through an enquiry model. This will be implemented through teacher-led and child-led projects, enabling them to become critical geographical thinkers.
  • A world map in each class will enable learners to identify the global scale of their topics.
  • A range of atlas’, maps, diagrams, globes and photographs will be used to support childrens’ learning of geography.
  • Key vocabulary will be used, explicitly taught and re-visited as children progress throughout the school.
  • Comparisons will be explicitly made between the geography of the local area and of the wider world.

Impact: By the end of their time at Mellis, children will have developed a growing knowledge about the world which will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Not only will they know more, but they will understand the significance of what they have learnt. They will have started to develop the skills to ask and explore questions in an ever-changing world as they continue in their education.



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