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At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to our Geography curriculum.

Securing Excellence

Our Geography curriculum seeks to identify the most relevant and meaningful aspects of the suggested subject content of the National Curriculum in history and explores in depth the topic being taught. Engaging lessons and end of unit assessments implemented ensure that excellence is secured. Every lesson ensures children are supported and challenged accordingly with tailored activities.

Harnessing Connections

The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Rougham Primary and also to their further education and beyond.

Our curriculum ensures children know about their own locality and the wider world. It allows children to appreciate the interaction of location, time and processes. The curriculum allows for regional studies and comparison opportunities studying the UK and countries around the world aswell as tailored local studies.


Geography is a spiral curriculum which deepens in complexity as the children progress throughout the school. The skills of Geography are taught in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and incorporate four strands: 


-Locational Knowledge

- Place Knowledge

- Human and Physical Geography

- Geographical Skills and Fieldwork



We support children in retaining their knowledge and skills over time through the use of a range or resources and fieldwork opportunities.



The Geography curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the needs and develop the knowledge and skills of all pupils. Suitable scaffolding and learning challenges are implemented to respond to each child’s individual needs.

Nurturing Curiosity

Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


Engaging Experiences

To inspire their wonder and excitement for learning, each class partakes in relevant trips across the year which allow children to consolidate their learning. An example of this is the Aylmerton trip in Year 6 where they conduct a geographical survey and revisit the impact of erosion as well as looking coastal defences and the landscape of the North Norfolk coast.


We also allow for fieldwork opportunities across each key stage. For example, in year 2, Ash Class visit a local arable farm and Year 6 look to visit the local area and build a relationship with Rougham Estate.

The KAPOW scheme of work that we follow has been carefully chosen to align with our ethos and values. Geography lessons are taught weekly but are alternated, with History, on a half-termly basis.