“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”

The Primary National Curriculum Framework 2014


At Windermere, we aim to enable our children to develop a real sense of identity and belonging through learning about their local area, the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. By developing children’s knowledge of other cultures, we teach them the importance of respect and understanding in a multi-cultural society. In addition, we want our children to build up their knowledge and understanding of sustainability and environmental issues at a local, regional and global scale so that they gain a sense of responsibility for the care of their environment, the Earth and its people.


The curriculum topics are designed to develop children’s understanding of the world in which we live in a progressive way, starting with the local area and moving onto world geography. They also learn mapping skills and how geographical features such as coasts and volcanoes are formed. The geography curriculum includes developing an understanding of the ecological impact of human activity. Fieldwork is integral to our teaching and we include as many opportunities as we can to involve children in practical geographical research and enquiry. Children carry out an investigation into the local environment and we give them opportunities to observe and record information around the school site and beyond.

Download the Geography Curriculum