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Geography at Firfield

Geography is the study of real places and how the people living there are influenced by, and affect the environment of those places. Geography explores the relationship between earth and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the earth and the processes, systems and interrelations that create and influence them. The character of places, the subject’s central focus, derives from the interaction of people and environment.

At Firfield, we aim to provide a high-quality geography education which inspires pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.  The study of Geography should equip 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 should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  At Firfield, we offer children the opportunity to participate in fieldwork studies which helps to strengthen their understanding of their own and wider communities in order to develop a sense of pride and willingness to protect the world around them for the future.

The national curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils by the end of each key stage, know, can apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study.

Our pupils study two Geography based topics a year.  The breakdown of these topics are as follows:


In our Early Years Foundation Stage Geography is taught through understanding the world.  Pupils participate in a walk into Breaston during their 'What do I know about me?' topic and study the Arctic and Antarctic during their 'What happens to animals in Winter? topic.

Year 1:

  • Where do, and did, the wheels on the bus go? 
  • Why can’t a Meerkat live in the North Pole?

Year 2:

  • Where would you prefer to live England or Kenya?
  • Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

Year 3:

  • What makes the Earth angry?
  • Why do so many people go to the Med for their hols?

Year 4:

  • How has Britain changed?
  • Where is the land of the midnight sun?

Year 5:

  • Why is New York the big apple?
  • Do all rivers rage?

Year 6:

  • I’m stuck on a desert island; can you get me out of here?
  • How can we save our planet?