The Kildwick Geography Curriculum

At Kildwick CE VC Primary, the role of Geography is to develop children’s interest, knowledge and understanding of the wide variety of human and physical features of the local area and the wider world. Geography also enables children to see the interaction between these human and physical features.

In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘The World’ through our ‘topic’ themes which are based on Geography and History KS1 objectives. This is because the class is a mixed Reception/Year 1 class. This ensures progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1.     

The EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World is taught in variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child-initiated learning in well-resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors. 

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded in each child’s Learning Journey. These observations contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Understanding the World.

Key Stage One follow a 2 year rolling programme to ensure that children are taught all topics through the key stage. In KS1 children learn to locate the UK and continents of the world. Children develop knowledge of the location and features of their local area and begin to compare their local area to localities in other parts of the world.

Key Stage Two follow a one or three year rolling programme, depending on the year group. Each year children first study and develop an understanding of two human or physical features in depth. They will then apply this understanding when they come to study a country or region of the world later that year, looking at the human or physical features in the context of that country.

Class 1 & 2 -  First Year 
Autumn Our Country
Spring Kenya
Summer What a Wonderful World
Class 1 & 2 - Second Year
Autumn Our Local Area
Spring Wonderful Weather
Summer  Seaside
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - First Year
Autumn Our Local Area

Major Cities - London

Summer  The UK
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - Second Year
Autumn Rivers

Rainforests (biomes and vegetation belts)

Summer  Brazil and South America
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - Third Year
Autumn Volcanoes and mountains


Summer European Region
Year 6
Autumn Trade


Summer China