Subject Leader – Miss Charlotte Clarke


At Selside School, we use a variety of teaching strategies in our geography curriculum, allowing all children to access high-quality learning. We enable children to make informed decisions about their future by developing a broad range of skills in real world contexts. We aim to stimulate interest and curiosity about the world we live in and teach our pupils how to look after it. We implement a progressive geography curriculum that builds on prior knowledge and skills throughout the years. Geography has meaningful links to other subjects such as RE, history, PE, and art and design, science as well as our local area.


Geography Long Term Plan – Year A

Geography Long Term Plan –  Year B

Geography Assessment & Vocabulary 2021

Enrichment and Culture Capital

Pupils learn the importance of caring for and appreciating our world, including our local area. Our core values are golden threads of our geography scheme: we aim to develop the children’s respect the world around them, teach children to be thankful and to show courage to be stewards of the earth and highlight the significance of friendship with our global neighbours through enquiries such as fair trade. This approach helps to expand our pupils social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Our geography curriculum not only develops our pupils educationally, but we plan in experiences to develop our children’s cultural capital such as trips and residentials to Manchester, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and London, as well as trips to our local area including the woodland, farms, towns and the Mountain Festival. Our curriculum also provides many opportunities for outdoor learning and we have orienteering maps designed specifically for our school.


We want our Pupils to become Geographers who have:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

Primary National Curriculum_-_Geography (most recent document from DFE)