At Hempland, we know that geography is about understanding the world we live in. As future global citizens, our aim is to inspire in our children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to nurture the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Alongside this, we explore and use our locality to allow our children to investigate, enquire about and recognise their own place in the world as well as developing the skills of interpreting, questioning and analysing geographical sources of information and data.

How Geography links with our school values

Children will gain a respect for the world and its future, whilst also learning to work collaboratively to consider changes, both locally and globally and realise what impact they can have.
Children will take part in hands-on, exploratory lessons. They will participate in fieldwork both on and off site and have the experience of learning in our Forest School.
Our geography teaching will fuel curiosity and inspire children to go out into the world and make a positive difference. Children will perceive the world as an exciting, interesting and ever changing place waiting to be further studied and explored.
Children are encouraged to question and take an exploratory approach to their geography learning. Through investigative sessions and enquiry, children will make mistakes and re-evaluate their learning, building resilience.


  • Geography is taught based on the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 and EYFS Development Matters.
  • Our curriculum has been developed and influenced by information and updates from the Geographical Association as well as relevant events and issues in the world around us.
  • Children explore geography through the following strands: location and place knowledge; skills and fieldwork; human and physical geography
  • A carefully planned whole school progression of Geography knowledge and skills ensures that children are developing as geographers.
  • Our curriculum provides a variety of opportunities for local environment studies, and exploring issues relating to local areas, as well as exploring places, cultures and events in the wider world.
  • Maps and globes are displayed in every classroom to support the study of geography and to highlight key knowledge and locations.
  • Children are taught the skills needed to use an Atlas and they use these to find key knowledge.


  • Children will have an enthusiasm for geography, both locally and further afield.
  • Children will have a positive attitude and a deeper understanding of the social and environmental world around them, underpinned by a consideration and responsibility for changes in the future.
  • Children will have acquired key geographical knowledge that they can use in their next step of education and throughout their lives.