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Here at Collis we aim to encourage the children’s geographical understanding through a wide variety of exciting topics and trips. To spark the children’s curiosity in Geography, we teach using a cross-curricular approach, allowing the children to access the curriculum in an engaging and interactive way. We are committed to all pupils leaving our school, knowing more and remembering more by having a strong emphasis on prior learning. Collis children will understand and celebrate their place in the world.


A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.... Teaching 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.

National Curriculum 2013


Each lesson is planned to engage all children by use of resources and questioning. Each year group has globes and a set of atlases. Children are given time in lessons to discuss new topics and have the opportunity to further their research using the Chrome books.


A variety of trips take place throughout the children’s time at Collis, starting with Bocketts’ Farm in Reception and culminating in a Yr 6 coastal features field study. We aim to equip children with essential knowledge about the world through a use of resources including atlases, maps, compasses, videos and use as many first hand experiences as possible.



  • Children are able to communicate their skills and knowledge of geographical information in a variety of ways.
  • Children are able to use relevant vocabulary and encouraged to do so often, with a focus on Tier 2 vocabulary.
  • Children enjoy their topic and are eager to learn more about the world around them through visits and further reading.



  • Planning for each unit is now carefully sequenced to answer an end point question.  Revisit from previous units.
  • Tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary is clearly identified and taught.
  • Varied and creative teaching strategies across sequenced lessons.
  • Recording of lessons – photos, LOs for each lesson etc.


Priorities for 2022-23:

  • Inclusion and progression of geographical skills on progression skills document.
  • Fieldwork and progression of skills – where is it taught?  When is it taught?
  • Cross-curricular links – are these meaningful and apparent?
  • Opportunities for children to follow independent lines of enquiry.