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Subject Leaders: Sam Wills and Katie Kirkham



At The Bridge School, the Geography curriculum focuses on pupils’ exploring and developing understanding of their own locality. We encourage pupils to explore and make sense of the physical and manmade world around them, to understand its people, places and environments and the interactions between them.


Out Geography curriculum is supported by strong cross curricular links and is taught throughout the day as pupils move between environments around school and within the community. Pupils have access to a wide range of motivating and engaging multi-sensory activities to facilitate their learning and develop their knowledge and confidence in interacting with the world around them. Pupils are also exposed to environments outside of their immediate locality, allowing them to compare geographical features.


Within all geography lessons, pupils consistently have oppurtunities to extend their learning. Practitioners provide differentiated support to promote the development of geographical skills and scaffold pupils’ next steps. Pupils are motivated to use their skills, preparing them for interactions in the community in later life, e.g.  identifying familiar people and places, knowledge of transport and interacting with objects purposefully.  


At The Bridge School, we use bespoke, sequenced, small-step descriptors that outline the key knowledge and skills within geography. These descriptors provide an easy to use, aspirational framework that ensures all pupils make progress in what they know, what they can do and what they can remember.


Across all subjects and at all key stages, the overall intent is that the pupil engages, achieves, and makes the most personal progress they can over time to enable them to have the most fulfilling, enjoyable, and independent life possible.


Programmes of Study


Key Stage 1 
TermAutumn (History)

Spring (Geography)

Summer (D&T) 

Programme 1

Local History - The Victorians

United Kingdom




Programme 2

Famous People

The Locality of

the School


Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

Key Stage 2 
TermAutumn (History)

Spring (Geography)

Summer (D&T)

Programme 1

Tudor Times and Events

Holidays- The Coast

Joseph’s Coat


Programme 2

Ancient Egyptians

The Locality of the School

Sandwich Snacks


Programme 3

Local History - The Romans

United Kingdom

Containers for a Purpose


Programme 4 Aztecs

The Locality of the School


Examples of our work in Geography!

Curriculum Progression Map

Subject Policy

All policies are regularly updated and the latest version of any policy is available on request.