‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Becoming Geographers

Globe Showing Americas on Google Android 11.0 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1


Geography at Whitegate CE Primary School


At Whitegate CE Primary School we aim to inspire in pupils a restless curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives


Our curriculum will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of our planet’s key physical and human processes.


Pupils are given opportunities to lead their own lines of geographic enquiries and record their findings in a variety of ways.


The aims of teaching geography in our school are:

  • To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.
  • To give a particular focus to the study of local geography to enable children to understand and appreciate their locality.
  • To develop the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems.
  • To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place can change over time.
  • To enable children to progressively develop their geographical skills (including fieldwork) throughout their school journey.


Websites we recommend to explore:
enlightenedGoogle Maps: 
enlightenedUK OS Maps: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
enlightenedNational Geographic:
enlightenedRoyal Geography Website: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/
enlightenedGeography Association: https://www.geography.org.uk/
enlightenedBBC Weather: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather
enlightenedKids First News Newspapers: https://www.firstnews.co.uk/  


If you have any questions about our Geography curriculum, please contact Mrs Mackenzie (subject lead) on mail contact@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk
Thank you


Our Geography year group curriculum overview:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1

Seasons and the Weather


The Equator: Hot and Cold Places


Oceans and Continents

The UK:


Human and Physical Features

Aerial Photographs and Maps


Compass points

Year 2/3 

The UK:


The Four Countries


UK cities, including London

Seasons and the Weather

A Non-European study:


The UK:

 Wales and Llandudno

Continents and Oceans

Year 3/4



Europe, specifically Italy

Volcanoes (Pompeii)

Changes in landscape during the Industrial Revolution.  

South America



Map Work (OS) including 4-figure grid references (linked to the residential visit)


Year 4/5

North and South America, including biomes



Mountains, including Antarctica

Map Work (OS) including 6-figure grid references linked to the residential visit
Year 5/6
Economic Activity and Trade Links

Vale Royal


Antarctica (Ernest Shackleton; The Titanic)


Europe (comparing and contrasting two different areas e.g. Russia v Italy)

Map Work (OS) including 6-figure grid references linked to the residential visit

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