St Paul's CE Primary

St Paul's CE Primary

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Porritt Street, Bury, BL9 6LJ

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The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.’

Psalm 104:8


Mr Atkinson is the subject leader for geography.

This is what he says about his subject. 

Geography is an amazing subject as it about our world, the way it has been formed and how humans have a big effect on it.

I remember being fascinated by maps when I was a child and imagining being a visitor in the amazing places I found. I loved learning about volcanoes and earthquakes and the different rivers of the world. Geography is a huge subject and I hope you get fascinated by it too.



Our Geography Curriculum

Geography starts at St. Paul’s in the EYFS (Reception Class). Here, we have a bespoke geography curriculum based on the seven areas of learning taken from the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage Educational Programme. Within the Understanding the World strand our young geographers will learn more about themselves and the world they live in. It connects the children to the world around them and starts their geographical journey.

In KS1 and KS2 the topics are arranged to follow similar themes each term, generally starting with our own community and country and regions of the world, followed by looking at specific places further afield in the Spring Term. Finally, in the Summer Term, topics cover human and physical features of the world.


How we Teach Geography
What a Good Learner in Geography Looks Like

When our children leave St Paul's, as a good learner in Geography, they will be able to:

  • Have a good knowledge of their local environment and be able to make comparisons to other global locations.
  • Recall the continents, countries and oceans of the world.
  • Understand natural disasters, their impact and how to prepare for them.
  • Discuss differences and similarities between cultures around the world.
  • Make comparisons between human and physical features of our world.
  • Have developed map skills and be confident using atlases, compass points and grid references .
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