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Curriculum Statement: Geography


The Geography curriculum at Shotton Primary School aims to inspire our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, whilst progressively developing a secure knowledge and understanding about the world and their own place in it.


Pupils investigate a varied range of places, both in the United Kingdom and abroad to help develop their knowledge of the Earth’s human and physical processes and draw parallels with their own lives and the lives of others. Through fieldwork and educational visits we are committed to providing children with the opportunities to:

  • Develop key geographical skills.
  • Investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Shotton Colliery and the North East coast.
  • Develop a real sense of where they come from, their heritage and what makes their local area special.


Our teaching has a fundamental emphasis upon the development of fieldwork skills, equips pupils with knowledge about places and people, resources in the environment and an understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes that have shaped our landscape and environments over time. Geographical knowledge, vocabulary, understanding and skills, provide the framework to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change.


The curriculum is designed to develop children’s vocabulary, knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Shotton Primary School and beyond. Learning today for a successful tomorrow.




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