Albany Junior School

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Geography Essence Statement



At AIS/AJS, we teach geography by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people by teaching about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


We aim to achieve this by teaching knowledge and skills through high quality sequences of lessons which are designed to help pupils develop their understanding of:


  • The location of a locality;
  • The human and physical features of the locality;
  • Who lives in the locality and what life is like;
  • How the locality compares to our locality;
  • The environmental issues facing the locality based on physical and human geography.
    Teaching is designed to take account of our five key curriculum drivers with skills and knowledge taken from our progression documents to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is enhanced through geography.

Curriculum Overview

Geography Progression