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“Everything has to do with geography”
- Judy Martz (first woman governor of Montana). 


Geography Intent

At Godolphin Junior Academy, the pupils will embark on a journey of discovery and learning about human population settlements in different landscapes of the world and how global changes are increasingly affecting how we live today and in the future.  The study of Geography promotes healthy curiosity for pupils about people and places and enables them to think more critically about how human actions and decision-makings can impact the natural world and human habitation environment.  GJA’s curriculum is aligned with the National curriculum and delivered through inclusive and engaging lessons in the classroom, online learning portals and outdoor learning. Pupils learn about basic geographical concepts at local, national, and global scales and are groomed to be ambassadors that celebrate the diversity of the physical and human worlds. 

We use a concept curriculum approach to teach Geography. Our concept curriculum is designed to help students learn more and remember more by making connections in a systematic and structural way. Each concept is an overarching idea that is revisited within subjects and across years to reinforce essential knowledge.

Geography Overview

Geography Concepts

View the Geography concept progression booklet below. This outlines how each concept or 'big idea' interlinks within each History topic so that children can make connections which helps them to learn more and remember more over time. 

 Geography Concepts and Overview.pptx

Our progression map of Geography knowledge and skills can be found below. 

The Geography knowledge progression booklet is a collection of the pupil knowledge organisers which support each Geography topic. The knowledge organisers outline the essential knowledge that children should know and learn. 

The Geography skills progression document is taken directly from the National Curriculum and carefully organised and sequenced so that children can develop their skills over time and build upon prior learning.