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Geography at St Richard's 

"The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world."   - Barack Obama

Geography in Key Stage 2


During Key Stage 2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area investigating a variety of people, places and environments at different scales in the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America. They will learn about the location and characteristics of the world's most significant human and physical features. Children will use their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to start to make links between different places in the world and ask geographical questions. They will find out how people affect the environment and how they are affected by it investigating their own global footprint. Children will carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom using geographical skills and fieldwork. They will use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and keys to build on their knowledge of places.  Children will use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present human and physical features in the local area. They will record this using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans, graphs and digital technology.  

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Pupil Voice 


Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their Geography learning throughout school.  The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss their learning in Geography. 

  • "I liked learning about time zones around the world."  


  • "We play games on the playground using the compass and I really enjoy this."  


  • "We are learning about continents around the world and what they are known for." 


  • "I am enjoying learning about rivers and rivers in the UK."   


  • "I think geography is fun because I get to out about my country and the world."

Geography Policy 23-24

Geography Teaching and Learning KS2 NEW 2024.pdf .pdf

Our Curriculum

KS2 Long Term Plan


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Have Fun

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