Welcome to

Cockton Hill Junior School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Curriculum Content
  3. Geography


“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.” Michael Palin

What is Geography?

Geography is learning about the Earth. It is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.

Geography at Cockton Hill Junior School:

At the forefront of their geography learning children will develop geographer skills such as use of maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping. Children will also learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. Fieldwork is also integral to the geography curriculum and children will regularly carry out studies to observe, measure, record and present human and physical features of our local area. Children continue to develop locational knowledge, progressing from knowledge of counties and cities within the UK through to the continents, countries, capitals, lines and hemispheres of the world as they travel through school. They will understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human geography and physical geography including climate zones, mountains, land use and trade links.

Here you will find our Geography curriculum overview as well as unit overviews. These show the key knowledge and skills for each unit as well as some questions you can ask your child at home. Enrichment opportunities show how our curriculum is further enhanced.

Year 3

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Year 5

Year 6