Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact


  • Offer a curriculum that enables pupils to develop a deep and secure knowledge of geography – encouraging pupils to think critically and question the world in which they live
  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of places, seas and oceans, including their defining physical and human characteristics
  • Develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas
  • Provide opportunities for children to learn through field work and equip them with the enquiry skills needed to confidently ask questions and carry out investigations
  • To make links and comparisons with the geography in their local area and the wider world
  • Provide opportunities for children to excel in geography


  • Our CRAVE curriculum has a clear progression of skills, and geography topics are planned so that children cover human geography, physical geography and locational knowledge.
  • The local area is utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in our practice
  • Weekly topic quizzes are implemented across every year group to develop long term memory of previously taught topics
  • Lessons are planned with challenges for children of all abilities so that they can make progress and excel
  • Cross curricular links are made through our CRAVE curriculum
  • Knowledge organisers are created for each geography topic, giving children access to key vocabulary to aid their learning.
  • Pre and post assessments carried out for each topic to assess how learning has progressed over the term.


  • Children will become increasingly aware of the wider world and its diversity, as well as their local community
  • Children will develop high quality enquiry skills to question and explore in depth, and to become more inquisitive
  • Children will develop a deep knowledge of a broad range of geography topics, and will retain prior knowledge
  • Children will confidently talk about what they have learnt using key vocabulary
  • Children will leave primary school with a love of geography and the knowledge and skills needed to successfully study geography in the next stage of their education

Geography Topic Overview

At Bramley Vale, we follow a two yearly plan  to ensure the curriculum is fully covered.  The outline plan for both Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 is listed below. Each half term, we try to have a school trip or experience linked to our topic for wider learning experiences. If you have any questions about this, please contact the school.


Geography Policy, Progression, Skills and Knowledge