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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

'The doorway to learning for the whole community.'


Intent - What are we trying to achieve?

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. 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.

Implementation - How will we achieve this?

Here at Yealmpstone Farm Primary School, we believe that geography makes both a distinctive and a wider contribution to the curriculum and that geography is an essential component in preparing young people for life in the twenty-first century. 

Impact - What difference will it make?


At YFPS, children:

  • can name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans and use this to draw comparisons
  • can locate countries on a map and explain where they are in relation to other countries
  • can understand different types of weather and the effects of pollution on the climate, and therefore make eco-friendly choices
  • can confidently use their geographical vocabulary during their explanations and discussions
  • talk about and understand how geography 'happens' in their local area
  • can use developed mapping skills and compass directions which gives children the confidence to participate in events such as Ten Tors
  • can collect a range of accurate primary data and analyse and interpret this information in order to question and reflect on the world and its inhabitants
  • understand how rivers are made and use this to stay safe
  • can use locational and directional language to be able to communicate their needs