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Wigton Moor

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Geography at Wigton Moor


Geography curriculum intent


At Wigton Moor we offer children a high quality Geography curriculum, giving them a sense of place – both where they live and in the wider world. They learn about what our local area has to offer and compare and contrast that to places in the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. We aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum reflects the diversity of our school, ensuring our children learn about a variety of places, people, resources and natural and human environments. They also develop a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Wherever possible, our geography curriculum is enhanced by trips and visitors, as these bring the curriculum alive to our children and create lifelong memorable experiences. We are also committed to outdoor learning opportunities whenever we can. Fieldwork is a vital part of our geography offer and we place a lot of emphasis on this.

All pupils will be encouraged to ask questions, think critically and develop their own sense of perspective of the world. By deepening our children’s knowledge of geography, we will help them to understand how the world has grown and changed over time, the diversity of people’s lives and the possibility for us to live sustainability for the future.


Key Documents

Website links

BBC Bitesize Geography

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 appropriate website for Geography curriculum coverage.

Espresso provide Geography videos and activities - pupils can log in through their DB Primary class page.



 Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service Wigton Moor subscribes to.   It is used to provide easy access to a range of current and historical                                                                                                                             Ordnance  Survey maps and aerial photography.                                                                                                                                                           Logins can be provided to pupils if needed.

The Geographical Association (GA) is the leading subject association for teachers of Geography.

This award winning resources supports teaching and learning in Geography across the school.


 Log ins can be provided to pupils if needed.

 Fun Geography games and quizzes for children!



A useful, child friendly website to help children with:

- Understanding scale

- Testing grid reference skills

- Understanding map symbols

- Compass and direction

Geography displays around school

Displays in the corridors for all to see!

Year 1 display about the seasons and some of the different places they study from around the world!

Year 1 trip to The Deep looking at Antarctica in their workshop

Year 2 display about mapping skills.

A KS2 display about our Green Council and the work they do for protecting the local environment!

A year 6 display about the 'Angry Earth'

Geography Activities completed across school.