Long Marton

Community School



Geography is the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. This is both classroom-based and through fieldwork.

Through our teaching of this subject we aim that your child will develop an understanding of the world they live in and of the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment. The study of our local area is integral to this.



In KS 1 pupils are taught geography for an hour a week by the class teacher through theme work and it is often linked to foundation subjects like science, history and technology. In KS 2 pupils are taught geography as a discrete subject for two hours a week by the class teacher, Again the geography topic often links to foundation subjects taught in that term. Over two years the pupils spend three terms on geography-focused topics (and three terms on history focused topics). For more information about how they are linked see the 2-year plans and termly learning overviews that are sent out to parents.


PlanBee units are often used as a starting point for lesson sequencing but then are adapted to the specific class with supplementary activities resources. Assessment is made after discussion with the children, looking at their weekly work and end of unit custom assessments and quizzes. This is then recorded on the foundation assessment grid. 

See below the geography objectives taught in each geography topic in each school year.

In the overviews below you will find the key knowledge, skills and vocabulary covered in each topic.

Y1 and 2 Knowledge and Skills overviews

Y3 and 4 Knowledge and Skills overviews

Y5 and 6 Knowledge and Skills overviews