At Austrey and Newton Regis, our geography curriculum inspires pupils to be naturally curious about the world and its people. It has been developed to ensure a full coverage of the National Curriculum and more. The unique, enquiry-based approach parallels our science curriculum. It develops contextual knowledge of both local, national and global significant places delving into physical and human geographical features. Our Curriculum, allows for broader, deeper understanding of the four areas of geography identified in the curriculum. All staff are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment throughout our schools there is consistencies across both key stages with well-planned vocabulary that builds on prior learning, broadening knowledge as children progress into the able “geographer” ready for key stage 3.  Respecting our environment is evident in all of our curriculum with an emphasis on Geography and looking after our fragile world.

“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should 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, 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time” DfE 2014

National Curriculum for Geography

Cycle A

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Autumn 1Hot and Cold Places
Oceans and Continents
Autumn 2 Natural DisastersCentral and South America
Spring 1United Kingdom 
Spring 2 European and North American Cities
(including Russia)  
Rivers and Deserts
Summer 1CoastsMountainsAmazon Rainforest Climate zones,
biomes and vegetation belts/Forest Biomes
Summer 2   

Cycle B

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Autumn 1WeatherMapping Skills 
Autumn 2   
Spring 1Oceans, Seas, Continents, AsiaFood miles and Fair Trade
Distribution of natural resources
The Polar Regions
Spring 2  Islands of the World
Summer 1Geography fieldwork of the Local area, compass points, mapping Settlements (also covered in History)Geography fieldwork of the Local area Compass points 
Summer 2