“I looked at books, I looked at maps, I looked at atlases, I enjoyed that, but the thing that inspired me most of all was being taken from the school into the local area to look at nature, to look at the way the land looked, to understand the geography, to walk up little hills and streams and see how the ecological system worked, look at the environment.”  Michael Palin


Geography at Bowesfield Primary School, aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination in children about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond. Our geography curriculum provides children with the knowledge about our local environment, diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical processes. The Geography curriculum at Bowesfield enables children to develop knowledge and skills transferable to other curriculum areas which will promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

At Bowesfield teaching and learning in Geography is developed through a skills based curriculum whereby children are encouraged to develop the geographical thinking by using multitude of tools at their disposal such as: atlases, compasses, globes and maps including ICT such as Google Maps and Google Earth to complete their activities.  Our progression of skills are organised into themes: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human and physical geography; and geographical skills and fieldwork. We support our children in developing a respect and love for the physical environment, the diverse people and the natural landscape which surrounds Stockton. We want our children to understand Teesside and how they can be part of protecting, preserving and developing their local area for future generations to appreciate. As a school, we study countries around the world and learn about the similarities and differences between our local area, other areas within the UK and a variety of places from around the world. As our children develop their understanding of Geography, they come to understand the link between physical and human processes and how a variety of landscapes were formed and are used.


Geography Overview – click here

Geography in Action