Intent Statement for Geography

At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, our intent is that our teaching of Geography will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Our teaching should equip children 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 children 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. We want to encourage our pupils to be global citizens, educated and aware of the world we live in and the positive impact we can have.


At Dishforth Airfield our learners are encouraged to be inquisitive, to pose questions and seek answers. Our geography curriculum inspires children to look closely at the world around them and develop the skills necessary to be able to interpret what they see. We want geography to be creative, fun and above all be relevant and meaningful to the children’s own lives and experiences. As such we seek to build upon the child’s “personal geography” by developing locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork, starting with them and their immediate locality before branching out and examining the national and international world. We seek to broaden children's real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, exploration and discovery. We encourage the use of cross curricular links, encompassing the use of subjects such as technology, art, and maths as well as allowing opportunities to develop our literacy skills. We are fortunate to live in a community rich in culture and diversity and we embrace the opportunities this affords us.

The school vision for the teaching of Geography

National Curriculum

Curriculum Overview