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Geography at Grove Primary School is taught through topics that are chosen to help develop and further children’s knowledge of the world around us.  It begins in the Foundation Stage where children are encouraged to gain a sense of understanding of their local environment and begin to develop awareness of others in the world, changes and developments over time.  From Key Stage One onwards pupils are taught key geographical skills in order to develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality.  They are taught how to use and understand subject-specific vocabulary in relation to Human and Physical Geography and develop skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.  Our children are also taught to develop geographical skills through first-hand observations and field trips where appropriate.


Below is a table to show you all the fun and enjoyable topics the children will be learning about in Geography and History this year.  As you can see, there are many exciting things coming up!  We are really looking forward to sharing these topics with the children.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Yr 1

Wonderful Weather

Footprints from the past

Kings and Queens

Houses and Homes

Myths and Legends

The circus is coming to town

Yr 2


All dressed up

What makes Britain great?


Travel and Transport

Let’s go on holiday

Yr 3-4

Explorers and Adventurers

From Stone to Iron

Active Planet

Temples, tombs and Treasure


Gateways to the World

Yr 5-6

The Great, the Bold and the Brave!

Moving People

Going Global

Invaders and Raiders

Indus Valley

Building a village

Here are some photographs of the amazing Geography work taking place within our school.  As you can see the children have been working very hard to learn about different topics and are developing their understanding and knowledge of world issues.


Spring Term 2016

Within Upper Key Stage Two the children are currently learning about fair trade and are exploring the concept of human geography including economic activity and trade links.


The current display in our Year 6 class.

The children have been working really hard to investigate the origins of everyday food, and describe and understand key aspects of human geography.


During a pupil perception interview, a Year 6 pupil recently said, 

"I love Geography.  It is a really fun lesson as you find out so many new things!"


Another child also expressed an enjoyment in the subject by saying,

"Its good because you find out how other people live and how other countries are the same and different to ours.  It also helps you to learn about other cultures"

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Within Lower Key Stage 2 the children are currently developing their understanding of volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes.  They are beginning to describe simple concepts of physical geography.


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During a recent pupil perception interview with some Year 4 children they used good geographical vocabulary to talk about their topic work.  


One child said "We can learn about the world we live in."


Another said " I find it really fun when we do Geography and learn about other places.  It makes me want to go out and explore!"

In Year 2 the children are currently learning about Great Britain.  They are exploring the different countries and cities that make up Britain.  

A group of Year 2 children were recently involved in a discussion group about Geography and were able to talk about what they were learning.  


One child expressed a real enjoyment and interest in the subject when he said, "When I get older I want to explore different countries and learn new languages!"