‘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 Miss Monks (subject lead) on mail omonks@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk
Thank you


Our Geography year group curriculum overview:


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Hot and cold places Features of an island
A local study of the village of Whitegate

UK – Four different countries
Compass points


Year 2 

The UK
Cities, inc London 


Non-European study:
Africa (Uganda)

The UK - Wales
Continents and Oceans

Year 3

Water including Vale Royal Locks

 Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Pompeii)
Europe (Italy)


South America

Willow and Oak
Year 4/5/6

Year A 

Year B
Cheshire (Ordnance Survey maps of Whitegate)

Year C

Year A
Mountains, including Antarctica 

Year B
North America (Slavery)

Year C
 London (Trade/ports)

Map work (OS work) linked to the residential visit
Writing a postcard – knowing your address



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