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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School


Geography around the school



To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes its location and can change over time

Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society, our children need to understand other people and cultures. Geographical knowledge, concepts and skills are essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum. Geography makes a major contribution to children's intellectual, social and emotional development. At Melbourne Primary School, a high-quality geography education will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching will equip our 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.  


Geography at Melbourne school aims to provide pupils with a thorough understanding of locational and place knowledge; human and physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork. We aim to ensure that children have a wide knowledge of the world and our human impact on it and that they have the skills to collect and communicate geographical information. It is also our aim to use the correct geographical terminology. 

Recent Examples of Work

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Progression of skills

Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. You will notice that there is a balance of learning about subject knowledge and practical skills.  Please click the image below to be directed to this document.

Geography Policy

Below you will find the policy for Geography at Melbourne Primary School. The document includes information regarding our aims and approach to the teaching of Geography. Please click the image below to be directed to this document.

Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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