At St Margaret’s at Hasbury, we aim to provide a high-quality geography education that inspires pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to challenge children’s stereotypes about countries across the world. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes.


As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. In addition to the core knowledge required to cover the national curriculum, we understand the importance in children developing a sense of place and how this helps shape their identity. We use the children’s local knowledge and experiences of Halesowen as a starting point to build their understanding of the wider world. With the support of fieldwork and cross curricular links, we hope to empower our children as decision makers and global citizens, constantly considering the impact they and others have on the planet.


Our geography curriculum is knowledge rich, specific and ordered coherently. As children work through the curriculum, they will know more and understand more about their local area, the UK, Europe and the World. Each year, our geography journey begins with fieldwork so that everyone is outside 'doing' geography. Explicitly taught geographical skills such as locating places on a map, positioning items on a map, using symbols in a key, interpreting scale, reading climate graphs, identifying locations and using co-ordinates and more are developed not just during these sessions but are revisited throughout the year.


National Curriculum Framework - Geography Keystage 1 & 2

Geography Overview

Geography Knowledge & Skills Progression

Geography Fieldtrips

Year 1

Our School

Year 2

Our Schools Surrounding Environment

Year 3

River Study-Woodgate Valley

Year 4

Local Area- Halesowen

Year 5

Clent Hills

Year 6

Birmingham City Centre