Lakeside Primary School


 The National Curriculum for Geography Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Click here for our Lakeside Geography Progression Document

At Lakeside, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 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 through our school, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

 Children are encouraged to reflect on themselves at all points during the key questions, as well as exploring and gaining an understanding of the wider world – where others come from, other people around them, why people go elsewhere both historically and in modern day. E.g. Refugees in Y5, Invasions/ wars in history across KS2. We celebrate key geographical events such as Fairtrade Fortnight and Earth Day across the school to share ‘the bigger picture’ in the wider world through assemblies and whole school projects.

  As geographers, we will collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes in our local area and beyond. We will interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems to help us learn about locations, both immediate to our locality and further afield.