Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying


Curriculum – 2 year cycle INTENT


Cycle 1

Geography content NC

Cycle 2

Geography content NC


1. All about Me UK (four countries, capital cities and seas around them)

1b. Great fire of London - (four countries, capital cities and seas around them) 

2a. Superheroes & People Help 

2b. Houses & Homes (fieldwork) house types, new developments 

3. Castles in the local area (fieldwork) 


1a. Our School Locality 

1b. Africa On Safari (fieldwork)

2a. Toys Old and New 

2b. Transport (fieldwork)

3a. Local Farming 

3b. Seaside - beaches and coasts inc. weather fieldwork skills)


1.Stone Age to Iron Age (Settlements and Land Use)

2a. Volcanoes and Earthquakes 

2b. Romans - History focus 

3a. Exploring Europe - (Mediterranean)

3b. Pirates 


1. Ancient Egypt - 

2. Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

3.Amazon (South America) v Eden (Rivers and Rainforest, biomes) fieldwork and links to Eden Rivers trust.  


1.Local Area - On our Doorstep (fieldwork)

2. Mountains - Awesome Journeys 

3. Bright Lights, Big City Edinburgh - city study and contrasting locality (fieldwork)


1. Mini topic North America

Mapping the world - Locating Allies and Axis (Geog Skills & Locational knowledge). Make Do and Mend - WW2

2. Fit for Life & Ancient Greeks - modern Greece Tourism and Olympics 

3.Keen to be Green - Environmental project (Global Challenges, climate zones and biomes)

Mini topic Mayans - Central America


Development Matters (3-4 years)

Understanding the world 

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.  

Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.  

Maths - Describe a familiar route using positional language.  

EYFS - Early Learning Goals (Assessed in the summer term)


Understanding the World

Draw information from a simple map.

Recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries.

Explore the natural world around them. Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.

People, Culture and Communities

Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps.

Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and (when appropriate) maps.

The Natural World

 Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons.



Geography Cultural Capital

  1. We aim to provide the children the opportunities to experience and develop understanding of different cultural genres which may not be readily accessible to them outside of School.
  2. Geography helps children to understand the world we live in. Geography is important as it provides us with knowledge of our planet that has helped shape our history and will continue to shape our lives in the future. 
  3. To  make informed decisions for both our planet and its inhabitants, viewed from different perspectives.
  4. As Geographers develop their knowledge of places and environments, as well as their understanding of the diversity of different societies and cultures. This helps them to become responsible global citizens who understand how people and environments interact.

What Geography looks like in the EYFS...

28/02/24 - As part of our Geography fieldwork, the children in year 1 carried out a traffic survey in our local area. They made a tally chart to see how many different vehicles passed in 15 minutes.

As part of our Africa topic, Mrs Daley (Emma) told us all about her time spent visiting Tanzania and taught us a song that the children would sing before going to school. We also tasted ‘ugali’ and beans; which is a popular African dish. Thank you Emma.

What better way to learn about the United Kingdom! KS1 Geography.