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Walton Oak Primary School


Through studying geography at Walton Oak, pupils will gain an understanding of their place in the world, how where they live is similar to and different from where other people live and the impact that humans have on the environment. They will begin to recognise we are all part of the human family, and build a sense of collective responsibility for maintaining the world we live in.


1. Locational knowledge

Naming countries, oceans, seas, continents etc

2. Place knowledge

How places differ and are similar in terms of human geography and physical geography

3. Human Geography

Types of settlements, land use, use of natural resources, sustainability issues

4. Physical Geography

Physical features such as beaches, cliffs, forests, mountains etc, climate zones, volcanoes, earthquakes, weather and water cycle

5. Geographical skills and fieldwork

Map skills, atlas skills, compass points, fieldwork in local environment


All geography books will have a map of the world and a map of the UK at the front.

Before starting new units of work, these maps will be referenced and added to so that children can build a coherent understanding of where they are studying and how it relates to the UK.


Walton Oak Primary School