Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk


Geography is concerned with the study of people and places and the interaction between them. It has an important role to play in the curriculum as its central ideas can help children gain an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the world in which they live.

Children study aspects of physical, human and environmental Geography so that they develop a sense of place through studying the local environment and the wider world; they develop a concern for the quality of the environment and thereby enhance their sense of responsibility for the earth and its peoples. Geography is taught through a range of engaging cross-curricular topics.


At Tattershall 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, its interconnectedness and their place in it. The geography curriculum at Tattershall Primary enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. 

The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. 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, equipping them well for further education and beyond. 


Geography at Tattershall Primary is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning.  Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and these are mapped across the school, ensuring that knowledge builds progressively and that children develop skills systematically. Tasks are selected and designed to provide appropriate challenges to all learners and to develop independent working and confidence, in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.  At the end of each topic, key knowledge is reviewed by the children and rigorously checked by the teacher and consolidated as necessary. 

Knowledge Organisers underpin children’s understanding of subject specific language, remind children of previous knowledge and provide visual and summative information on key knowledge to be learned.  They support children in engaging in independent tasks.  These are placed in books and accessible on the website under the children’s class page so they are always accessible. 

Lessons are planned to promote different levels of learning.  Questioning is used to promote different levels of thinking (evaluative, creative and innovative) and prompt recall in children, encouraging them to reach conclusions on their own. 

Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for and these are indicated on the whole school Geography Knowledge and Skills Progression Map.  The Geography provision is also well resourced and specific resources are mapped to specific year groups and topics to support effective teaching and learning.  The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.



What we want our children to know: Knowledge Organisers

Year 1

Lets Explore London
Continents and Oceans
Weather Patterns

Year 2

Physical Features - What is a city?
Place Knowledge - Comparing hot and cold countries
Locational Knowledge

Year 3-4

Cycle 1

Woodhall and Beyond
Locational knowledge of the UK
Planning a Journey

Cycle 2

Egypt and the River Nile
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Maps: European countries and capitals

Year 4-5

Cycle 1

Loctional Knowledge: Hemispheres
North and South America
Fieldwork - Skegness: Energy, coastal economic and water cycles

Cycle 2

Atlas Skills: Egypt and the River Nile
Magnificent Mountains
Plants around the world

Year 6

Locational knowledge: comparing european countries
Physical and Human geography: How Lincoln has changed over time
China as a gloabal superpower

Class 3: Facts about the UK

We have learnt all about the UK this term. We collated lots of information about each country and then we transferred all the information on to PowerPoints. We really enjoyed adding animations and transitions.