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South Lake Primary School


At South Lake we believe that geography helps children to successfully navigate their world. We believe in developing children’s geographical thinking and imagination through direct experience of the world. We aim to enhance children’s global understanding and citizenship through geography.

To ensure that our pupils' geographical skills are taught sequentially and build upon previous learning, geography is taught as a lesson in its own right. 

What is the progression of concepts being taught?

There are 7 strands:

  • Physical features
  • Human features 
  • Location
  • Diversity
  • Physical processes
  • Human processes
  • Technical skills


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1 and 2

Mapping the world

UK, England, London

Continents and oceans



The Great Barrier Reef

Year 3 and 4

Mapping the world

Rivers (Europe)

Rivers (landscape)

Erosion and deposition: coasts

Earthquakes and volcanoes

International trade - tourism

Year 5 and 6

Using maps

Ocean currents

Biomes – deciduous forest, desert

Biomes – marine, rainforest

South America - population

South America – rivers, mountains

Below are some examples of fantastic Geography learning the children have been doing. 

Year 6 - South America 

by Ava

by Maya

Year 5 - 

Year 4 - Coastal erosion

Coastal erosion shown through cake by Jacob

Year 3 - Rivers 

Year 2 - Australia 

by Krishnav

By Ahalya

Year 1 -