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Holy Cross Catholic

Primary School

Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.


Intent, Implementation and Impact


At Holy Cross, we aim for a high quality Geography Curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills; collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about Geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.


  • In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive through the whole school.
  • Geography is planned on a two-year cycle covering six topics over the two years, thereby covering one topic per term, which focuses on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
  • At Holy Cross, we ensure that Geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. For example, using the local read to follow maps in Key Stage 1, to being able to describe and understand aspects of physical geography such as coasts, rivers and the water cycle including transpiration; climate zones, biomes, and vegetation belts. As well as volcanoes and earthquakes, looking at plate tectonics and the ring of fire to comparing the similarities and differences in environments and communities in upper Key Stage.


The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Holy Cross are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.





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