Here at Ormiston South Parade Academy, we believe that geography should inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

In line with the 2014 National Curriculum, our geography curriculum is designed to 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.

From the very beginning of child’s school life they are encouraged to develop enquiry skills by asking questions, use geographical vocabulary, be aware of the environment and follow directions using maps.

As pupils progress, they will deepen knowledge to understand the interaction between physical and human processes and the formation of landscapes and environments.

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length

For more information on what your child will exploring within geography, take a look at their year group page.

Below are some examples of our amazing geography learning:


Year 4 – Locating states using an atlas                     Year 6 – Locating places on a map

year 4 locating states using an atlas year 6 locating places on a map