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Geography at Barden


Geography curriculum intent


Our ambition at Barden Primary School is that to stimulate children’s interest and foster a sense of wonder about the world around them including the physical and social conditions in different parts of the world whether that be locally or worldwide. We aim to help pupils acquire a wide range of geographical knowledge and skills to enable them to understand the relationship between Earth and its people. Barden’s geography curriculum has been designed to provide a coherently planned sequence of lessons to ensure children are progressively taught the knowledge, skills and concepts required by the National Curriculum. Children will consistently be given opportunities to make meaningful links between what they are currently learning with what they have previously studied. Each geography topic has been organised to offer a clear outline of the knowledge, skills and vocabulary that are to be taught in a coherent way. Clear statements define the locational knowledge, place knowledge, environmental, human and physical knowledge that children are expected to learn.  ​

Our geography teaching at Barden aims to ensure that all children can: ​

-gain and use a wide range of geographical vocabulary  ​

-understand geographical concepts such as place and space, scale and connection, physical and human geography, environment and sustainability and culture and diversity.​

-use geographical concepts to make connections, draw contrasts and ask geographical valid questions  ​

-think like a geographer​

-to develop an appreciation of the how and why human actions change environment locally, nationally and globally and how we can have a positive impact on our world whilst encouraging others to do so




Useful Website links for children and parents:


BBC Bitesize Geography

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 appropriate website for Geography curriculum coverage.




Espresso provide Geography videos and activities - pupils can log in through their DB Primary class page.




Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service Barden subscribes to. It is used to provide easy access to a range of current and historical                    Ordnance  Survey maps and aerial photography.                                                    Logins can be provided to pupils if needed.



The Geographical Association (GA) is the leading subject association for teachers of Geography.

This award winning resources supports teaching and learning in Geography across the school.


 Fun Geography games and quizzes for children!




A useful, child friendly website to help children with:

- Understanding scale

- Testing grid reference skills

- Understanding map symbols

- Compass and direction