‘Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. 

What could be more important than that?’

                                                                                                                               Micheal Palin


At Stanley Primary School we aim to deliver a geography curriculum that enthuses children to know more about the world in which they live.  The curriculum is designed to provide children with a wide range of opportunities to learn about other places, cultures and lifestyles. We provide a balance of human and physical geography to allow children to develop key geographical skills and vocabulary. 

Our Geography curriculum is designed to support children with their understanding of key concepts, knowledge and skills. We strongly believe that children are the future and want to provide the next generation with the skills and knowledge to form their own opinions, present their own findings and help provide valid solutions. We want our children to have a fascination towards the wonderful world in which they live. We want them to understand about diverse cultures, different locations, lifestyles and that their knowledge and opinions count and make a difference within the world. 



At Stanley Primary School, our Geography curriculum aims to provide all children with the best opportunities possible to flourish and reach their best potential. Using our key drivers we provide the children with a wide range of opportunities, provide the children with a varied range of challenges as they progress through the curriculum, develop their character and encourage them to be thought provoking, well-rounded individuals. We provide the children with opportunities to learn about their community and make comparisons to the wider world. We teach the National Curriculum throughout school and this is developed to provide progression as the children move through their academic career. Geography units are designed to expand children’s knowledge, and provide challenges for all pupils in line with our commitment to inclusion. As Geographers, we immerse our children in all areas of the subject. The local area is fully utilised to provide children with opportunities outside of the classroom. We provide first hand experiences, which enhance children’s understanding of the world around them.



By the time children leave Stanley Primary School they will: Have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.  Have a clear understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.  Have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.  Have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings. Have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment. Have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.  

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