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At North Petherton Primary School, we want children to develop knowledge and understanding about the world we live in. Through the teaching of geography, we aim to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. 


We aim to: 

  • inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in. 
  • equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. 
  • to provoke thought and questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research. 



In order to foster children’s curiosity about the world, teachers are enthusiastic about geography and encourage children to explore and ask questions.  


Throughout the school, teachers will focus on the key geographical skills for each year group. In EYFS children will follow the guidelines set out in the EYFS curriculum for Understanding the World. In Key Stages 1 and 2, children will follow the National Curriculum guidelines for Geography. 

Where possible and relevant, geography will be linked to other curriculum subjects. 


Fieldwork including educational visits and the use of the local environment is encouraged to support the development of children’s enquiry and geographical skills. 



Children will have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it. Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them to become competent geographers.