At Hollymount School, we want pupils to be inspired, curious and fascinated by the planet Earth with all its diverse places, geographical features, cultures, natural wonders and changes. By doing so, our pupils will learn “Respect for the World, ” one of our school core values, and learn how to look after it. By widening the pupils’ knowledge and experiences through fieldwork, they will be more able to understand the interaction between physical and human features and how this affects environments and lifestyles, now and in the future.


Our geography curriculum is carefully designed to support children in building the progressive knowledge required through the four main aspects of the subject: locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. It also identifies the specific vocabulary and geographical terminology children need in order to become enthusiastic, confident geographers. It is further enhanced through regular visits and visitors.

Geography will help to develop skills that children will be able to transfer and use across the curriculum. Children will have the opportunity to conduct research and investigation using these skills which might include: collecting and analysing data; using maps and atlases;  globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping; and communicating information in a variety of ways.