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Curriculum Intent

St Thomas’s Geography scheme offers a coherently planned sequence of lessons to ensure students have progressively covered the skills and concepts required in the National Curriculum. It is our intention to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The units offer a breadth and range of opportunities for investigating places around the world as well as physical and human processes. The lessons are intended to improve children’s geographical vocabulary, map skills and geographical facts and provide opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest and progress in the subject.

Primary overview

The scheme allows for a broader, deeper understanding of the four areas of geography identified in the curriculum:

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Knowledge
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork


It will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places and understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, along with how they bring about variation and change over time.