“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” – Barack Obama

At Kilburn Grange School, geography promotes knowledge, wonder and enables children to think critically about diverse places, people, natural and human environments and physical and human processes. Geography will help pupils to become knowledgeable citizens, concerned about the future of the world and able to understand key geographical concepts and skills and the connections that exist between people and places.

Geography is theme led and units are taught using a cross-curricular approach, linking geography to other subjects. In Years 1-6, when a topic has a geography unit, geography is taught once per week. We also incorporate fieldwork into some geography units of work. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, geography is integrated into the EYFS curriculum and half-termly topics. It is taught and planned through whole-class teaching and continuous provision.