Our vision and ambition for Geography at Hemingford Grey Primary School 


We want children to have: 

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. 

  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated. 

  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary. 

  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques. 

  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings. 

  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter. 

  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques. 

  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. 

  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment. 

At Hemingford Grey Primary School, our geography curriculum follows the National Curriculum and focuses on 4 key concepts: 

  • Locational knowledge 

  • Place knowledge 

  • Human and Physical Features  

  • Map and fieldwork 

We provide children with an array of enriching opportunities, including many opportunities to learn outdoors including weekly Forest School sessions for our youngest children. Our children experience a wide range of school trips, including our residential trip to Grafham and several local area visits to develop the children’s awareness of their locality. In lessons, children develop their geographical enquiry skills though exploring physical environments, human interactions and how the two areas intertwine with each other.  

Each Geography session will begin with some retrieval practise which is phase specific and has a focus on locational knowledge.  Exploration and application of skills taught within the classroom happens within learning zones where children are expected to conduct their own research and, through enquiry led learning are encouraged to ask and answer questions. Geography, where possible, is taught through a theme-based approach with the Geographical content being taught through themes where possible. 

Mrs Tara Mills

Geography Lead

Geography Curriculum Road Map
Click below to view the children's learning journey in Geography: