Geography at Eppleton

At Eppleton we aim to provide pupils with a range of opportunities where they can apply their geographical skills and knowledge in different contexts. Pupils are encouraged to lead their own learning through comparing locations, researching different sources, asking questions and drawing conclusions through research and fieldwork activities. As their knowledge of the world grows, pupils deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. 

Our geography curriculum inspires pupils’ fascination and curiosity about the world they live in. Pupils are encouraged to make connections and to seek explanations about how the world works. The sequence of learning that takes place equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. 

Golden Threads in Geography: Locational knowledge, Place Knowledge, Geographical Skills and Fieldwork, Human and Physical Geography

What would a typical geography Lesson look like? 

 A typical lesson in school involves lots of practical activities, where the pupils are given the opportunity to develop essential skills needed to understand the world around them. Pupils build upon their map work skills as they progress through school, using maps, atlases and digital technology. Pupils engage in fieldwork which provides them with opportunities to develop investigation and enquiry skills too. 


Where are resources and lessons planned from? 

We have developed our own bespoke curriculum which has been designed to meet the needs of each individual learner. The objectives are taken from the geography progression document where activities are tailored to meet the age and ability range of the children in each year group. 


Important Documents


Geography Progression Document 2023- 2024


Geography Fieldwork & Mapping Progression Document

Year 5

Miss Defty

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