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Long Row Primary and Nursery School

Inspire, Respect, Belong


At Long Row Nursery and Primary School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.


Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, skills and knowledge. At Long Row Nursery and Primary School, Geography includes topics that are selected to ensure all programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Learning Goals from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2021 are covered. Geography is covered over a 2-year cycle in KS1 and KS2 during our 'explore term' of the year (spring) and is covered in EYFS throughout the year.


The Geography curriculum at Long Row Nursery and Primary School aims to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world, and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, natural and human environments, people and resources. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Long Row Nursery and Primary School and also to their further education and beyond. To support our planning and implementation, we use the Chris Quigley Geography Curriculum Companion scheme.


Geography is taught on a weekly basis during the spring term, with at least 2 lessons that last between 1 and 2 hours. Sometimes a day may be given over to Geography for enrichment activities, so the children can become fully immersed in the learning that is taking place during that experience. A range of activities are planned throughout each topic to help engage the children in their learning. Each lesson builds on the children’s prior learning and reference is made to what the children have learnt previously to ensure they are remembering what they have already been taught. Cross-curricular outcomes in Geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between the Geography curriculum and Maths lessons, enabling further contextual learning.

Geography at Long Row