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Geography is a rich and diverse subject that gives children the opportunity to learn about diverse places, people, resources, environments and the effect of mankind. It inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world from an early age and fosters enthusiasm and a passion for learning. By studying the beauty of Earth and the awesome power of Earth-shaping forces we can fascinate, inspire and create globally-aware pupils. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.

Whilst the importance of geographical knowledge is recognised, we also wish to enable children to become lifelong geographers who have the skills and attitudes to continue to appreciate the world around them.


Throughout the Geography curriculum at The Grove Primary School, children will learn the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments. Many contemporary challenges – climate change, food security, energy choices – cannot be understood without a geographical perspective. We ensure that each lesson develops our pupils thinking and decision making as this will help them to live their lives as knowledgeable citizens, aware of their own local communities in a global setting. 


We cover the geography objectives set out by the National Curriculum in our topic lessons and through discussions of our class texts. Each class has a set of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture and poetry to compliment the teaching of the skills and knowledge taught in each year group. The children love making the links between their geography lessons and real life.  Below are a few of the books we are using this year.