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You can read details of the national curriculum for Geography here.

At St Anne’s, we believe that Geography supports children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills about the natural and human aspects of the world.

We strive to inspire in children a curiosity about the world around them and its people by learning about diverse places, cultures, resources and natural and human environments, together with developing a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.



With the support of the Dimensions curriculum, we personalise our Geography curriculum ensuring it its relevant to our children and our context. In EYFS, Geography is explored under the umbrella of ‘understanding the world’. Children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community. Children focus on their local area and different journeys that they have been on, making key observations about things they saw. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of our lives.

Building on geographical knowledge formed at EYFS, children in Key Stage 1 will develop a knowledge of the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. Reaching out into the community and the wider world, children will become explorers of Banstead through outings and fieldwork. Our geographical explorers will use maps and atlases to locate places, oceans and continents, looking at geographical similarities and differences between different countries, identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns and looking at hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

Through linking to prior learning, children in Key Stage 2 will build on and extend their geographical knowledge and skills onto a global scale through deeper exploration of countries, their human, physical and topographical features and by looking at how land-use has changed over time. They will become more proficient when locating the World’s countries, develop an understanding the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and look at different time zones around the world. While doing this, children will enhance their geographical knowledge and skills by using maps, atlases, globes, compasses and carrying out fieldwork to compare and contrast different locations.


St Anne’s Eco-Monitors


We actively seek to inspire children in the school to become eco-aware and are proud to find ways to look after our school, local area and our world for future generations. This links with a diverse range of subjects in our school, including Religious Education and Pope Francis’ message to the children about caring for our common home (Laudato Si’). The school also has a team of Eco-Monitors who proudly represent the school, sharing their thoughts and opinions, in how we can look after our environment. Special projects have been undertaken by the Eco-Monitors including making a turtle out of recycled materials and encouraging people to be more eco-aware by reusing plastic pots to store snacks, rather than single use plastic.

“As eco-monitors we have a responsibility to encourage adults to reduce, reuse and recycle to look after our world for future generations.”

“We love encouraging children to save electricity by turning lights off and making sure we aren’t wasting water by turning tap off.”

Molly and Annalisa (Year 6)

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