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Our Geography curriculum is to be sequential and relevant to all children. Our curriculum builds on learnt knowledge and skills from previous year groups as well as previous lessons. Our curriculum seeks to develop inquisitive thinking in our children, encouraging them to asks questions about the world around them. We strive to offer new and exciting experiences including; external trips, internal visitors and participation in field work. We seek to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience, as our children are encouraged to develop and explore their ideas and areas of interest. With this, independence is promoted with a contribution to developing intrinsic learners. We will use our geography curriculum to explore the world and a variety of countries, and use this as an opportunity to discuss and highlight; inequality and injustice to support the development of respect and celebration of diversity within our community. We will link the Sustainable Development Goals within our Geography curriculum to expose our children to relevant world issues and help to educate the children to develop an understanding of their rights, role and responsibilities within their local environment and the wider world. 


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.

On 25th September 2015, the United Nations agreed to 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty and improve our world by 2030.


At St Bede's we fully support the work of the UN by not only sharing these important goals with the children, but weaving them into our curriculum. In every Geography unit, we look for opportunities to explore key goals in detail so children can deepen their understanding of these key issues and how they can support the UN by become positive global citizens.