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Geography at Southey Green Primary School


Geography Lead: Mr J Taylor





Geography at Southey Green is ever changing in order to keep up with world changes. As we know, a child’s understanding of their environment shapes how they interact with the world around them and therefore, we focus on developing and delivering a first class Geographical Curriculum, tailored to the needs of our learners. At Southey Green, 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. The geography curriculum at Southey Green helps children to develop their knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. We seek to inspire children’s curiosity of our fascinating world; promote our children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

Our geography curriculum ensures the National Curriculum is taught in a unique way for our school. It is designed to develop knowledge, skills and concepts that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Southey Green Primary and also to their further education and beyond. Throughout our robust Geography curriculum, it has been designed so every year group is taught about the area we are fortunate enough to live in whilst building on previous knowledge and skills.


The World Through My Eyes

(Autumn 1)

Learning about and exploring their immediate environment and familiar areas.

Year 1

Southey Sightseeing

(Spring 2)

Using fieldwork skills to observe the local area of Southey Green and the school grounds.

Year 2

Sheffield’s Steelworks

(Spring 2)

Locating Sheffield and its position and place within the United Kingdom.

Year 3

Sheffield and Yorkshire Mining

(Summer 2)

How Sheffield’s mining industry has changed the landscape of Sheffield.

Year 4

Great Geographers

(Summer 2)

Studying the human features of Sheffield in detail and the natural resources it has to offer.

Year 5

Fantastic Fieldwork

(Spring 2)

Using a range of fieldwork skills to learn about the geography of the Peak District.

Year 6

Climate Change (Sheffield Case Study)

(Spring 1)

Learning about how the growth of Sheffield has contributed to climate change and a study of regional projects that seek to reduce this impact. 


As stated in our curriculum policy, we aim for all of our children to be

  • Literate
  • Numerate
  • Being able to articulate ideas, understanding and opinions in a confident manner at all levels using rich vocabulary
  • With raised aspirations with children ready to take on new challenges
  • Have experiences that provoke curiosity and deepen understanding
  • Become responsible and respectful members of our society
  • Have strong cultural capital

There are many ways in which we strive to achieve this and below are just a few examples:

We are a mindful school

We are ready to learn


We are respectful to all

We are responsible for ourselves

  • Build upon prior knowledge.
  • Listen actively to all direction in lessons.
  • Give every lesson our full attention and effort.


  • Look after the environment with care.
  • Look after own and school resources.
  • Accept differences in the world.
  • Value all living organisms.
  • Do what we can to save energy.
  • Follow safety instructions when on field trips.
  • Take care to reduce pollution
  • Take pride and presentation within work.

Geography Key Knowledge, Skills and Concepts


At Southey Green, we recognise the importance of children understanding key concepts, skills and knowledge and how these support children’s learning. 

Here are Southey Green’s Key Geography Concepts which are woven into our geography curriculum.