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Geography is a subject with many opportunities to provide a sense of ‘awe and wonder’.  At Broadmayne First School we believe that geography is an important subject that stimulates and answers questions about the human and natural features of our world. We aim to provide the children with rich, varied opportunities to learn about the Earth’s physical and human processes, the diverse places that exist, their people, resources and environments. We also aim to teach children practical skills and concepts that will enable them to interpret and interact with the world around them.

At Broadmayne First School, we believe in the importance of bringing geography to life and in developing the cultural capital of the children. We believe children learn best when:

  • They are able to observe and handle objects and artefacts

  • They have access to high quality secondary sources such as books and photographs

  • Visitors come into school to talk about personal experiences of the past

  • They undertake fieldwork 

  • They are shown, or use independently, resources to carry out research such as  non-fiction books and the internet.

Throughout both Key Stages, children will develop their knowledge and skills in these areas: 

  • Locational Knowledge

  • Place Knowledge

  • Human and Physical Geography

  • Geographical skills and fieldwork

We broadly follow the Oddizzi scheme of work to ensure full curriculum coverage. However, to enrich our curriculum further, we may add in additional geographical content. Here is an overview of what we cover in each year group:


Autumn  1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Our school grounds

Autumn - changes outside

Car mat & small world

Winter - changes outside

Villages and towns

Winter - changes outside

Finding the poles on the globe (frozen topic), looking at photos of the coldest parts of the world

Spring - changes outside


Directions/ routes

Continuing with the school grounds aspects of contrasting areas- why creatures (birds/  minibeasts) choose to live in the different areas

Summer - where are the best places in our grounds to keep cool?



Local Area (school grounds)

Hot and cold places

Weather and Climate


Brilliant Broadmayne

Amazing Africa (Mugurameno Village - Zambia)


Magical Mapping


The UK 

Nepal Continents and Oceans - 

Nepal (Hot and Cold places)

Seaside holidays (focus on Weymouth)



Dorset/United Kingdom

European Geography


Climate Zones/ Weather


Volcanoes and Earthquakes 





North America


South America

In addition to developing the children’s knowledge of the diverse world in which we live, we aim to develop the children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally so that they can understand their place in the world.  British Values and the development of Cultural Capital are at the heart of our geography curriculum. By inspiring the children to think about their place in the world and question their values, rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment, they will understand how they can make a difference both now and in the future.