GSO Test


Knowledge and Understanding

At Willowpark, our Geography curriculum intent is for our children to be given learning opportunities which inspire curiosity and fascination in pupils to explore and understand the world in which we live.

 We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about our local area, as well as places within the UK, Europe and the continents in the world. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography both in and out of the classroom through the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

 We give breadth by delivering the  the knowledge, understanding and skills from the four Geography strands in the National Curriculum; 

1. Locational knowledge

2. Place knowledge

3. Human and Physical Geography and 

4. Skills and Fieldwork

Through our long term plan there are topics which use Geography as the driver and there are other topics where geographical knowledge and skills are linked to provide connection through subjects. 

The Long term plans clearly show our topics and our Medium term plans show the National Curriculum content, knowledge and key skills. 


Within our two year rolling curriculum programme we implement a curriculum that is progressive in development of geographic skills:

Location and place knowledge


Use of basic geographical vocabulary

Using globes 

Map work skills

Human Geography, enquiry skills and communication

Locational Knowledge

EYFS/Key Stage 1 Locational Knowledge Progression

Key Stage 2 Locational Knowledge Progression


Progression of Knowledge 

Key Facts EYFS and KS1

Key Facts KS2