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Long term plans (Download)


At Glade Primary School, we believe that Geography should inspire pupils to be curious and fascinated about the human and natural aspects of the world and its people, the learning of which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want our children to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments.


At Glade, we aim to:

  • Develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as the children’s place in it.

  • Teach develop a range of deep transferable skills which can be used to promote their social and cultural development.

  • Prepare pupils for life after school and tackle social disadvantage.

  • Inspire our pupils to become inquisitive, resilient, creative, independent and active global citizens with the confidence to use and build on their cultural knowledge, learning and experiences - both inside and beyond the classroom.

  • Design our curriculum that provides our pupils with an extensive knowledge of cultural capital, so that they are also able to learn from others’ cultural capital and have an appreciation of other cultures and ways of life.

  • Promote our curriculum drivers: well-being, creativity and global citizenship.



To support our pupils in developing as independent learners, we regularly review the geography planning, ensuring that it is relevant to the National Curriculum, representative of current global and environmental issues and supports and represents our cohort of children and, therefore, is inclusive, diverse, age-appropriate, language-rich and links to the wider curriculum, where possible. From this, we create a long-term plan, which identifies the aspects the pupils will be studying throughout the academic year.


Following on from this, we create a medium-term plan for geography alongside other aspects of the wider curriculum which provides specific opportunities for geographical learning but also allows scope for supporting geographical understanding and contextual learning.  For example, providing children with map skills to draw and use a variety of maps, alongside discussions of the history and culture of an area, opportunities for planning orienteering activities around sites of local and national interest, visits to a diverse range of environments and a range of fieldwork.


Pupils are taught a range of locational knowledge, finding places using a range of maps, including digital applications. They are expected to be able to identify, describe and understand a range of human and physical processes within these places in order to more fully appreciate the world. We promote the status of fieldwork by providing opportunities for our pupils’ environment in school to be accessible to all and by providing a range of different visits to other locations and environments.


Throughout their learning journey at Glade, pupils learn the correct geographical terms and that these terms are integrated within the learning journey thus supporting their ability to explain their understanding of the full range of areas studied.


At Glade, we promote learning outside the classroom including in our outdoor areas and have a wide range of environments onsite. This, digital and other high quality resources, allows for concrete examples of a range of environments for different aspects of disciplinary knowledge.



With the design of our geography curriculum, our children at Glade:

  • Develop a strong pupil voice (Article 12 UNCRC) with the ability to articulate their ideas clearly, regardless of background

  • Children leave Glade with a deeper understanding of the world and know the importance of celebrating its diversity.

  • Have a real love for geography and a fascination and curiosity about the world around them

  • Establish connections between themselves and contemporary geographical and environmental issues

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