St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Geography at St Philip's

Purpose of Geography

Geography education should inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Adapted from the 2014 DfE Geography Programme of Study


Our Rationale

At St Philip’s we believe that geography is an essential part of the curriculum and teachers ensure that the children develop their knowledge of Geographical enquiry, Physical Geography, Human Geography and Geographical Knowledge. These areas will cover the human and physical processes, which shape them, and the people who live in them. Skills developed through Geography help pupils make sense of the world.