Geography Zone



'A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.'

(National Curriculum 2014)

St Bede’s Geography Curriculum 


At St. Bede's we aim to stimulate pupils’ curiosity, respect and pride in their surroundings and the wider world, creating a sense of awe and wonder for the natural world and a respect for the diversity of people and places. We endeavour to develop pupils’ competence in geographical skills and an appreciation of the effects of human influence on the environment, challenging them to become global citizens for their future.


The National Curriculum provides a programme of study with four attainment targets:

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork


Our Long Term Plan allocates knowledge and skills from the National Curriculum to each year group to ensure progression. At St Bede’s, the Geography curriculum content is mainly taught through stimulating topics, with an overarching question to promote enquiry and debate. 

Geography Long Term Overview

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


How is Diwali celebrated?

How is Chinese New Year celebrated?

What can we find at the zoo?

Year 1

What can we find out about our school?

Can a penguin live near the Equator?

Can a lion live near the South Pole?

Is the Earth really round?

Year 2

Where in the world is Mugurameno Village?

What would we see on our journey around the United Kingdom?

What’s in and around Northwich?


Year 3

What surrounds our island home?

Would you like to live on a mountain?

Where does all our water come from and go to?


Why is Weaverham a good place to live?

Year 4

Who are our European neighbours?

What makes the Earth angry?

Should the Amazon rainforest be protected?

Year 5

How is North America important to us?

Where and when in the world are we?

What makes the Northwest unique?

Year 6

Why does a place's location in the world affect its climate?

What is the future for the Galapagos Islands?  

How does life in Veneto compare to Cheshire?


Lessons promote discussion, collaboration, problem-solving and thinking skills with hands-on activities and experiential learning outside the classroom. Children explore features of the surrounding village of Weaverham, town of Northwich, County of Cheshire and North-West region and compare them to other areas of UK and the world on a similar scale.

We make links to other curriculum areas to ensure breadth and depth of learning. 

'Geography is a subject that contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and maths, and enriches understanding of, and in, subjects from science and history to art and design.'

(Geography Association)


Children will develop their fluency in global knowledge, their understanding of the interconnection between people, places and processes and their competency in the language of Geography. Formative and summative assessment and a dynamic curriculum will enable them to continue to KS3 as informed and active Geographers.

Useful Geography Links

Click here for videos, activities and quizzes!

Brush up on your locational knowledge. From countries and capitals to mountains and rivers.

This award winning site contains a wealth of information and photographic imagery.

A world leader in Geography, cartography and exploration.

Click here for the latest news from around the world. 

Develop your map reading skills. 

The leading association for teachers of Geography. 

Take the helm and go on a digital adventure around our world!

For budding environmentalists. 

Click here for all things found beneath our feet. 

Get to know the 2000 miles of waterways in the UK! 







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Contact the School

St Bede's Catholic Primary School

Keepers Lane

Main Contact: Ms Conlon

Tel: 01606 852149