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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Welcome to the Geography page for Thorpe Lea. All teachers deliver Geography lessons to their classes and our coordinator is Miss Nickless.



Thorpe Lea Primary School believes Geography has a huge impact across the wider curriculum. It is our belief that geographical themes, when taught in a creative way and intertwined with other subjects, both core and foundation, will enhance the learning experience of all children. We believe that Geography can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We feel it is important to nurture their inquisitive thinking and questioning skills to enable them to interpret what they see.



Geography Our aims – National Curriculum

Teaching should equip 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.



Whole School Curriculum Map







Year 1

Our Local Area

People and their Communities

Animals and their Habitat

Year 2


Journeys - Food

Our Wonderful World


Year 3

Climate and Weather

Our World


Year 4

The America’s

Rivers and Water Cycle

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Year 5

Changes in our Local Environment

Europe – A Study of the Alpine Region

Journeys: Trade

Year 6

South America: The Amazon

Protecting the Environment

Our World in the Future