Mansfield Road, Sheffield, S12 2AR
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At Intake Primary School we aim to inspire pupils to become curious and explorative thinkers with a diverse knowledge of the world; in other words, to think like a geographer. We want pupils to develop the confidence to question and observe places, measure and record necessary data in various ways, and analyse and present their findings. Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of how Geography shapes our lives at multiple scales and over time. We hope to encourage pupils to become resourceful, active citizens who will have the skills to contribute to and improve the world around them.


Our Geography curriculum encourages:

  • A strong focus on developing both geographical skills and knowledge.
  • Critical thinking, with the ability to ask perceptive questions and explain and analyse evidence.
  • The development of fieldwork skills across each year group.
  • A deep interest and knowledge of pupils’ locality and how it differs from other areas of the world.
  • A growing understanding of geographical terms and vocabulary.


From FS2 to Year 6 children will focus on key concepts in geography that will be taught year on year. These key concepts are: Location - children can locate different places in relation to one another, using globes and maps. Diversity – children can explore and know about different places, people, resources and environments  Impact – children can investigate how humans and physical geography change and impact on one another.



Within geography, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities.  We aim for children to gain a coherent knowledge of understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school.


The impact of our Geography curriculum is measured in a variety of ways: questioning during lesson time, marking children’s written work, listening to child-led discussion, interviewing pupils across the school about their learning, book moderation and using images/videos of children’s practical learning, formative and summative assessment opportunities and annual reporting of standards.


By end of the Geography curriculum at Intake, our children will:

  • Have a growing knowledge of the world and their place in it.
  • Have a wider vocabulary of geographical terms.
  • Aspire to discover more about the world
  • Know that they can use their voice to express themselves and their opinions.
  • Develop their geographical skills, such as, evaluation, creativity, problem solving and enquiry.

Pupils should leave our school equipped with a range of skills and knowledge to enable them to study Geography with confidence at Key stage 3. We hope to shape children into curious and inspired geographers with respect and appreciation for the world around them alongside an understanding of the interconnection between the human and the physical.