At Folkestone Primary, the Geography curriculum is designed so that students develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Within this, we commit ourselves to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area, but also investigating different countries from across the world. This allows the children to develop a sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes their local area unique.



Geography lessons regularly include recall activities which are often multiple choice, true/false, spot the mistake etc. giving pupils the opportunity to apply their knowledge. This also allows teachers to address gaps in understanding and misconceptions. Teachers recognise that progress in the subject is rarely linear, due to the cumulative nature of geography. Across the school, extended are frequently used as an assessment tool at the end of a unit of work, where children can write up answers to case studies and formalise their fieldwork findings. This assessment information flags areas where pupils have a secure knowledge and where they need some aspects to be retaught. If there are common issues, leaders review and adapt the curriculum.