Children learn Geography through first-hand experiences in real-life settings!

Geography is challenging, motivating, topical, and fun. In our diverse society children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Geography makes a major contribution to children’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. In short, geography matters!

Our high-quality geography education at St Mary’s aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Rothwell, Leeds, Yorkshire, and the people who live there as well as people and places beyond. We aim for this knowledge to remain with them for the rest of their lives.

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Where will you find evidence of our pupil’s work for each curriculum area?

In most classes, work can be found in pupil’s books for the subject. In our older classes in Key Stage 2, some evidence of learning can be found on Chrome Books. Pupils in Years 3-6 are fortunate enough to have their own Chrome Books. 

With the current pandemic, it is difficult to visit places of interest. Well, look no further! Follow the link below and see if you fancy a trip to a place of interest, an aquarium, or somewhere else that interests you.


Year 3 have been learning how to use an atlas, OS map, and decipher facts. They enjoyed finding places of interest in Leeds, as well as learning key facts about population, location, and map symbols. They were thoroughly enjoying learning new facts and were keen to share their new learning.

National Curriculum for Geography:




Please click the link to see the Implementation Plan for Geography: Humanitites implementation plan

Long Term Plans:
Below is the long term plan for the whole school. Individual medium term plans are located on the planning section of each year group page.

Humanities Long Term Plan 2021-2022

Geography Policy:

Geography Policy


Useful sites for teachers and pupils

How well do you know your map symbols:


The Geographical association;

Top tips for parents and children: