Kirkby on Bain Primary School

Kirkby on Bain
Church of England
Primary School

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at Kirkby on Bain Church of England Primary School.


At Kirkby on Bain Church of England Primary School we believe progression through and across subjects and with clear links are key in embedding learnt knowledge and automaticity. We believe learning requires a context. Our pupils will learn where Greece is, what the climate of Greece is like and compare it to the UK in their geography before meeting Ancient Greece as a history topic.  We believe that children should develop a keen awareness of the many areas of Geography and develop an understanding of the world beyond maps. 

Across the years our curriculum overviews ensures that we introduce a variety of knowledge about places, people, cultures and history of the world in which we live and interlink this with geographical skills. It also demonstrates how we build and develop skills and knowledge through the National Curriculum’s areas of study. 

Each new unit starts with INSPIRING the children in some way.  This also enables teachers to assess what the children may already know. Knowledge organisers highlight and allow revisiting of their prior learning and provide an overview of coverage for that unit of work.   In EYFS, geography is where the children begin to gain a wider experience of the world around them. ... Children learn about seasons, the weather, features in the local area and the buildings that surround them.  In KS1 children will build on local place knowledge using world maps, atlases and globes, aerial photographs, as well as using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.  In KS2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They continue to develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

In the classroom, we provide opportunities for children to choose how to present their work and their work is recorded in many different ways as well as being captured on Seesaw.


The teaching of geography aims to ensure all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: collect, analyse and interpret data, including interpreting maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.                                          Our Curriculum Approach

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