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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 Waverley Abbey Geographer should understand their place in the world and demonstrate a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people underpinned by a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 

''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 

Curriculum Intent:

Our aim at Waverley Abbey is to deliver a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity, fascination and appreciation of the world which remains with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum provides children with the knowledge and skills to gain an insight into the links between physical and human processes and how landscapes and environments have changed and continue to change over time. We hope to provide children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world in which they live and their place within it. 

Curriculum Implementation:

Based upon the National Curriculum and the individual needs of our children, we have created a Geography progression of skills and knowledge, which sets out the objectives taught in each year group. Within this document the key knowledge and assessment criteria are identified. Knowledge organisers are used for each unit taught allowing the children to develop and apply geographical specific vocabulary and knowledge. At Waverley, we recognise the importance of teaching geography in its own right. Geography is taught in blocks, ensuring that our children are immersed in their geographical learning; geography is not diluted down by other subjects. Each year group has between two and three geography blocks a year. Retrieval starters are used to revise and embed geographical learning from previous units and years. Maps (including Digimaps) at a range of scales are displayed and used when appropriate during all lessons to help to develop an awareness of the globe and an understanding of scale. Children are encouraged to become geographers by developing key fieldwork skills through ‘real-life’ experiences, collecting, analysing and communicating data.

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



  • All around the world
  • 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:

Curriculum Impact:

Our geography curriculum allows children to be able to consider the moral, social and cultural aspects of their studies, and to encourage a sense of awe and wonder about the world. The impact of our geography curriculum is measured in a variety of ways: 

  • Questioning during lessons 

  • Marking written work (according to school’s marking policy) 

  • Listening to child-led discussions and debates 

  • Pupil voice 

  • Book looks 

The above demonstrates a broad and balanced geographical curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills in line with our progression document.  

By the end of the Geography curriculum at Waverley, our children will: 

  • Have a growing knowledge of the world and their place in it. 

  • Have a wider vocabulary of geographical terms 

  • Aspire to discover more about the world, through reading, travel or the media 

  • Know that they can use their voice to express themselves and their opinions.  

  • Develop their geographical skills 

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum please make an appointment to see your child's teacher who will be happy to discuss this with you, you can do this by contacting school through the office via -