Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

Geography Curriculum 

At Cathedral Primary School, children will develop a sense of awe and wonder for the environment in which they live. We will encourage and support children to become positive members of their local, national and international communities.

Please click here for our Humanities and Science Curriculum overview for EYFS/Key Stage 1 and for Key Stage Two. 

Through our enquiry approach to learning, we will develop children’s curiosity about the world around them. They will pose questions and investigate answers. They will be critical thinkers, evaluating different sources and evidence, and they will use this to develop arguments, judgement and opinion. 

Our curriculum is carefully planned ensuring clarity of coverage with a strong emphasis on progression of knowledge and skills. Knowledge is taught around the concepts of 

  • 'Space' - the location of points, features or regions in absolute and /or relative terms and the relationships, flows and patterns that connect and / or define them
  • 'Place' - a construct that is defined in terms of what it is like, what happens there and how and why it is changing
  • 'Scale' - the 'zoom lens' that enables us to view places from global to local levels


We aim to equip children with knowledge and understanding of the world, people, places and environment, along with issues that may threaten these. They will develop their geographical knowledge and skills year-on-year from Reception to Year 6. 

We want children to become passionate and positive activists when it comes to their planet. Children will understand the importance of conservation and how to make a difference now and for future generations. 

Please click here to see how our Geography, History and Science curriculum is mapped for each year group to ensure coverage and progression. 


The image below shows which elements of the Geography curriculum are taught in different year groups.