Silkmore Primary Academy


Geography Vision


Our high-quality geography education inspires pupils’ curiosity and equips them with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments. They gain a deep insight into the Earth’s processes, understanding the interaction between physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills help children understand how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

 Our developing Geographers have a robust understanding of the Earth’s processes and can make connections between human and physical geography. They can use and apply compass directions and locational language and competently use atlases and maps to identify and locate continents, oceans and countries. The children use their geographical vocabularly to enable them to communicate geographically in a range of ways and can identify similarities and differences between places based on their landscapes and environments.


  • Curriculum sequenced from Nursery to Y6 to build on prior learning;
  • Cognitive Science and space retrieval activities used to revisit and embed learning;
  • Vocabulary sequenced, modelled and applied throughout the missions;
  • Learning adapted and scaffolded to ensure all children can access and achieve without limitations;
  • Immersive environments which scaffold learning with vocabulary and reference opportunities;
  • Purposeful, hands-on and engaging learning opportunities encourage the development of geographical understanding;
  • Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure cumulative fluency;
  • Combination of local, national and international studies ensures breadth of understanding and a ‘connected’ world view;
  • Exposure to a range of topical geographical issues (eg pollution) provides children with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment.

Follow this link to view our geography curriculum overview.