Our approach to Geography

Intent of curriculum:

Our school vision ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’, demonstrates our goal, which is, to strive for every pupil to be ready to learn, fulfil their potential, develop resilience, work in partnership with each other, be a responsible citizen, have value and respect each other. The personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in children’s ability to learn and achieve, which is why at Poplar we weave this through school life and our curriculum. We foster the ideals of our pupils having their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.


The Geography curriculum, at Poplar Primary School, aims to excite, inspire and instil a love of learning about the physical and human elements of the world we live in. The sequence of units, year to year, are set out to build upon pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills in Geography over time, whilst making cross-curricular links between geography and other relevant areas of study. Within each academic year, children will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork, expand their ability to think critically, and gain a growing awareness of  the environmental impact and/or dangers that are currently associated with the topics that they’ve studied. They will then be able to place their learning in context, helping to grow our pupils into responsible, well-informed citizens.