Home Page


Geography at Intake Farm Primary School




At Intake Farm we believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Intake Farm enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. 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 their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Intake Farm Primary and also to their further education and beyond.



The intent of our geography curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child. As a result of this they will develop geography skills in the following areas:

  • locational knowledge;
  • place knowledge;
  • human and physical geography;
  • geographical skills and fieldwork. 

In line with the National Curriculum (2014), the curriculum at Intake Farm aims to ensure the following:

  • to stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places;
  • to increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country;
  • to provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them;
  • to encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means;
  • to make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment;
  • to develop the geographical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry;
  • to be able to apply map reading skills to globes and atlas maps and identify geographical features;
  • to formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions;
  • to enable children to work geographically in a range of appropriate contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment including other people’s experiences and knowledge.