Geography at Elburton

"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."

Barack Obama




At Elburton we want the children to develop a sense of awe and wonder for our world. Geography studies the relationship between humans and the physical environment. Geography develops an appreciation of life in other countries and cultures by studying the similarities and differences in the world around them. It inspires children to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights. Mutual respect and tolerance for all cultures will be promoted through the study of Geography. Developing our children into responsible citizens understanding issues concerning the environment and sustainable development is a key driver for us.

Making the most of our local area to engage our children is essential to build a positive attitude to geography in the long-term. Through fieldwork and engaging in active discussion, children become equipped with knowledge and skills that prepare them for challenges that lie ahead; embracing technology and promoting a life-long love of learning.




Geography at Elburton has been carefully organised to provide breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding as well as developing geographical skills. The geography curriculum builds on children’s previous learning and it is essential that children can make connections between the different topics. Geography is taught within an enquiry based topic over a six-week block. Strong connections with other subjects are built into our curriculum design to help the children make connections and remember more.




As children progress through Elburton Primary School they develop a deep knowledge, understanding and appreciation for their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes.

To view our curriculum map, how geography progresses and the geography policy click on the tabs below. 

Mrs Sarah Bates

Geography Lead