At Cheam Park Farm, we provide a geography education that inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our curriculum is designed to instil in pupils a love for being outside and noticing, and being inquisitive about, their local environment. Fieldwork plays an important part in our geography curriculum offer as does providing opportunities to get involved in local, and global geographical and environmental issues that they care about. Through our geography curriculum, we equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Our pupils build their geographical schemata from the earliest opportunities and continue to build on their prior knowledge as they make their way through the school. For example, EYFS children will incorporate their understanding of the seasons and weather in their play, children in KS1 will then build on this by investigating how weather changes with each season and then KS2 children will learn and understand different ways that the weather can affect physical and human features of a coastline. More details on our approach to geography can be found via the progression map below, including how we prepare pupils for their KS3 journey. 

Geography Progression Map

National Curriculum - Geography