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Westgate Primary


At Westgate Primary School all children, including SEN and disadvantaged pupils, learn the following concepts and themes through studying different geographical topics throughout the school.

At Westgate, we aim to provide a high quality geography curriculum to enable our pupils to understand more about the world around them. We want all pupils to become geographers and provide opportunities for them to be actively engaged through their geography learning. We teach pupils the following key geographical disciplinary concepts: place, space, scale, environment, interconnections and physical and human processes, as well as provide all pupils with opportunities to participate in field work in their local environment and outside of the school. We want all pupils at Westgate to develop connections through people and events in different places and cultures. Our geography curriculum equips 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. This also embeds our pupils understanding of our British Values, diversity and expands their cultural capital.

Disciplinary Concepts:

  • Place
  • Space
  • Scale
  • Environment
  • Interconnections
  • Physical and Human Processes

Substantive Knowledge:

  • Locational Knowledge 
  • Place Knowledge 
  • Human and Physical Geography 
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork 

British Values

By connecting our British Values through the teaching of Geography, we explore issues that affect us all in our lives and this helps inform decisions that will shape our future e.g plastic waste.

We begin each year with Geography because it is something familiar to the pupils, especially for the Year 1 children. We want them to accurately articulate their thoughts and opinions through the proactive acquisition of technical and none technical vocabulary.

Geography Displays