St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School



Teaching at St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School is based on the programmes of study as stated in the National Curriculum. At our school we are aware that Geography makes an important contribution to the spiritual, moral, cultural and social education of our children. Mutual respect and tolerance for all cultures is promoted through the study of Geography. We try to provide our pupils with a diverse experience to prepare them for the ever changing world in which we live. Our Geography studies are enhanced by well-planned trips where children can develop fieldwork skills.

In the Nursery and Reception classes children will have opportunities to find out and learn about the world they live in. Learning experiences will include:

  • An increasing awareness of their surroundings
  • Focusing on the variety and diversity of human and natural resources;
  • Being introduced to moral responsibility
  • Developing ideas of citizenship and challenging stereotypes while respecting and enjoying diversity
  • Learning early map work skills

At Key stage 1, our pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They can understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.


At Key stage 2, pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Our pupils develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.