Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society, children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Geography makes a major contribution to children’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Geography at The Laurels Primary school extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. Our aim is to provide the children with a breadth of memorable experiences, to shape our pupils into curious and considerate global citizens. By the time our children leave us, they will be well equipped with the skills and the knowledge to explore the world around them and have a greater understanding of their planet.

We also intend for the children to develop an in-depth knowledge of our community and locality. We want the children to appreciate and respect the wonderful world and encourage stewardship of their surroundings.

Curriculum sequencing

The curriculum is sequenced so that the children develop an ever-broadening picture of geography, beginning from their own personal experiences through to the wider world.