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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23


All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23.

Geography vision

A Geographer should demonstrate a curiosity and fascination about the world and its communities.

At Waverley Abbey we encourage all children to develop their knowledge of diverse places, people, resources and environments. During their time at Waverley, children will learn about the Earth’s key physical and human processes and secure an understanding that they are part of a wider community.

Geography Intent:

Geography is taught following the National Curriculum, ensuring the progression of content and geographical skills through the year groups and topics. The intent is to ensure children are developing their knowledge of place and location, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork with appropriate guidance from teaching staff.  Geography is taught in topic blocks (3 half-terms per year). This decision was taken to allow topics to be explored in greater depth by maximising the time allowed for lessons. We have ensured that we make use of the locality and there is a clear progression of fieldwork skills across the school. 

Geography curriculum at Waverley Abbey

A wide range of geography topics are taught at Waverley Abbey. The expansive school grounds and our dedicated outdoor learning area are used where possible to deliver an engaging and hands-on geography curriculum.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6



  • Countries of the World
  • Exploring the UK
  • Our Locality – Tilford - fieldwork study


  • Counties of the UK
  • Local area study
  • Earthquakes & Volcanoes


  • Geography of Ancient Egypt
  • Global schools – link with a school in Malawi
  • Rivers – fieldwork study in Hampshire
  • Scandinavia



  • Rainforests in South America
  • Plan a local area walk

Geography National curriculum

The National Curriculum for KS2 geography can be found here:

The study of geography is about more than just memorizing 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