Geography Curriculum


Subject Leader:  Katherine Hallam

The Geography that children learn is brought 'alive' for them through investigating and asking questions about the world.

Geography helps us to make sense of the world around us and better understand the places we live in, learn about and visit. Through Geography, we encounter different societies and cultures and learn to appreciate the incredible diversity of landscapes and peoples and how they are connected to a globalised world.  We face questions of what it means to live sustainably in an interdependent world and learn to value and care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

At Holden Clough we want Geography to inspire pupils 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 understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 

What do we learn about in Geography?

  • Landscapes
  • Human and physical features
  • Landmarks
  • Physical systems and processes
  • Environments
  • Settlements 
  • Biomes
  • Climate
  • Land use
  • Environmental issues
  • Sustainability


How is Geography taught at Holden Clough?

Following the Dimension thematic units we ensure that a combination of high quality subject knowledge, geographical skills, enquiry and fieldwork is taugh. Alongside this, we want children to know and understand a range of Geography vocabulay, which is built upon each year. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom and we aim to create a stimulating, engaging and challenging environment to learn in. Teachers are also encouraged to plan in trips and visitors to enhance our children’s learning experience.

Geography is taught through topics that begin with a recap of learning from previous units and years. Like all subjects taught in our topic units, each lesson starts with a 'Sticky Knowledge Quiz' that allows children to recall knowledge and learning from previsous lessons and units. This allows children to see the vaule in linked learning and transferable skills cross different subject areas.

To find out more about the curriculum your school is following please contact the school office


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