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Rochford Primary & Nursery School

South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)




Our geography curriculum has been designed for the pupils of RPS based on the resources of the Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance which aims for all children to have a greater understanding of the World, covering the following aspects – Past & Present, Culture & Communities, and The Natural World.

Our Key Stage 1 and 2 geography curriculum encourages children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.

We seek 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; promote children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources; understand the importance of our natural and human environments and processes and gain a deep understanding of environmental sustainability.

Our curriculum is designed to develop skills that are progressive, as well as transferable. At the beginning of each topic, children are able to reference where they previously come across the key concepts, convey what they already know about the subject to be studied as well as what they would like to find out. Cross-curricular outcomes in geography are planned for and our local area is fully utilized with extensive opportunities for learning outside. These allow teaching and learning to be more meaningful and contextualised, resulting in knowledge that 'sticks' and good outcomes.

Geographical Concepts


There are 3 main geographical concepts which the children will cover:

investigating places’ (including locations, physical and human features);

investigating patterns’, (including physical and human processes and diversity);

and ‘communicating geographically’. 


The 3 main geographical concepts underpin the learning across all year groups, ensuring pupils can develop the skills they need to 'think like a real Geographer'. 





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