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Geography Overview

Within our geography curriculum, we aim to inspire our pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Through our curriculum, we aim for our pupils to:

  • Make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.
  • To explain where places are and how landscapes or environments are formed or interconnected.
  • To build on their own experiences from the personal to the global.
  • Develop their questioning, investigative and critical thinking skills about issues affecting the world.
  • Inspire pupils to become global citizens and explore their values and responsibilities to the environment and sustainability of the planet.


Within the Autumn term, classes learn about locational knowledge. In the Spring term they learn about place knowledge and compare regions. In the Summer term, pupils learn about human and physical aspects of geography. Our pupils also explore our local area and conduct fieldwork in certain units of learning. For example, they explore Southall and the Top Locks canal.

Geography at Havelock

Havelock pupils gave many examples of how they learn about their rights during topic work and assemblies. Curriculum plans also make explicit reference to articles.’ 

UNICEF Gold award 2019


At Havelock Primary School, we provide a high quality geography education that inspires pupils to become curious and fascinated about the world and its people. We teach locational and place knowledge, as well as, human and physical geography.


Geographical skills and fieldwork are woven through all topics. Not only do children look at their own local area, but they also get the opportunity to explore national and global regions. Pupils will be able to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and cross curricular writing. As pupils develop their understanding, they will be able to see the links between physical and human processes that will hopefully inspire them to become future geographers.  


Children will learn about: 

  • Continents, oceans/seas and various countries. 
  • Compare regions through studying the human and physical geography. 
  • Gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.  
  • Develop an understating of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and how it can change over time (e.g. climate zones and biomes). 
  • Use fieldwork and geographical skills to support their learning. 

Website links: 

Geography Year Group Overviews