At Hebburn Lakes Primary our intention is to deliver a dynamic Geography curriculum for our children, through investigating and asking questions about the world. We will develop children’s understanding and appreciation of places and their importance to us; of our impact on them and how we can manage and develop them sustainably. Geography teaches children to understand `space’ and ‘scale’, including the layout of places within their own locality, their own country and the wider world and how this can be represented on maps. We aim to teach children to appreciate the diversity evident in countries and cultures around the world, through learning about similarities, differences and how we live interdependently. We know that Geography is a key subject to engage children’s creative and critical thinking about change, both locally and globally, and the implications for the future.

Geography helps us to make sense of the world around us, better understand the places we live in, learn about and visit, why they matter and how they are connected to a globalised world. Through Geography, we encounter different societies and cultures and learn to appreciate the incredible diversity of landscapes and cultures. We face questions of what it means to live sustainably in an interdependent world and learn to value and care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Geography is taught through ‘Learning Means the World’ thematic units from Early Years to Year 6. The ‘themes’ allow children to access a meaningful curriculum, whilst covering all of the National Curriculum requirements. The overview maps below, outline which thematic units feature Geography and the Long-Term Plan clearly shows the objectives taught. All children, from Early Years through to Year 6 have a ‘Learning Means the World’ learning journal, which has subject stamps identifying each specific subject.