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"Everywhere's been where it is ever since it was first put there. It's called geography." 

Terry Pratchett

At St James our geography curriculum aims to inspire our children's curiosity and fascination about the world they live in. We aim to equip the children with the knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments. 



  • Exploring the natural world around them.
  • Draw information from a simple map.
  • Recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries. 
  • Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live. 


Year 1

  • To know the names of the four countries in the UK and name them on a map. 
  • To point to the Equator, North and South Pole on an atlas and a globe. 


Year 2

  • To name the continents of the world and locate them on a map. 
  • To name the world's oceans and name them on a map. 
  • To name the capital cities of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 


Year 3

  • To know the names of a number of countries in the Northern Hemisphere. 
  • To know the capital city of at least six European countries. 
  • To locate the Tropic of Cancer, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Greenwich meridian on a map.  


Year 4

  • To know how to find at least six cities in the UK on a map.
  • To know the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.


Year 5

  • To know, name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries.
  • To know about, name and locate many of the world most famous mountainous regions.
  • To name and locate many of the world’s most famous rivers.


Year 6

  • To name the largest deserts in the world and locate desert regions in an atlas. 





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