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At All Saints, by nurturing hearts and inspiring minds, we encourage all pupils to shine in everything they do in geography.

At All Saints, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum which will nurture hearts and inspire minds of pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and ocean and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.




In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. At All Saints, we ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences.




The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at All Saints are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.  We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.


At the end of KS1, pupils will be able to:

  • Name the countries of the United Kingdom
  • Identify continents
  • Identify hot and cold areas of the world
  • Identify Dorset and the UK on maps


At the end of KS2, pupils will be able to:

  • Name the countries that make up the United Kingdom, their capitals and details of some other key countries in the world
  • Explain why some areas are hotter than others
  • Understand hemispheres, lines of latitude / longitude (equator)
  • Read a basic map and understand its key
  • Know  the continents and oceans of the world
  • Explain what a settlement is
  • Have some knowledge of different climates and biomes
  • Recount details about aspects of physical geography (volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rivers and the water cycle)



Spiritual:   Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect. Emphasise our school’s close links to our local churches and our wider community.

Moral:   Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social:   Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

Cultural:   Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.



The core British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Mutual Respect
  • Individual Liberty
  • Tolerance

Our geography curriculum casts a light on global citizenship and the rule of law, including the role of democratic advocacy for change. Pupils also look at how different cultures live and work throughout the world.