At St. Joseph’s, we intend for our children to be skilled Geographers who take part in engaging lessons where they develop curiosity and passion to explore and preserve our precious world. We want our children to want to travel the world and experience a range environments, cultures and


We will deliver a Geography curriculum that ensures our children:

  • Equip pupil with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and environments

  • Have a deep understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes

  • Develop an understanding of how landscapes and environments develop and change over time

  •  independent learning through Geographical skills and fieldwork within our local area



The National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage framework provides the basis for our Geography curriculum. The Geography curriculum is taught through the implementation of a two year cycle where children explore big questions which link to a range of topic areas. Knowledge Organisers are used for each topic which lays out the knowledge, vocabulary and skills that are covered within each unit of learning, showing progression of these areas build from Early Years, to KS1, to LKS2 to UKS2.



Children will:

  • have a secure understanding of the geographical features of their local surroundings (Rawmarsh and Rotherham) and how it compares to other places around the world

  • have developed their locational knowledge significantly so that they can identify the seven continents and countries and major cities of places they have studied in further depth

  • have an understanding of how the Earth is changing and the factors that impact upon this

  • be competent when using maps and other geographical sources, including digital resources, to locate unfamiliar places and navigate along a route

Long Term Plan

Geography Progression Grid