Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying


Curriculum – 2 year cycle INTENT

Cycle 1

Geography content NC

Cycle 2

Geography content NC


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

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

3. Castles - local area (fieldwork) 


1.Africa & Weather/Seasonal        Changes (fieldwork)

2. Transport (fieldwork)

3a. Gardening & Framing - different plants and wildlife, gardens, allotments

Hedgerows/ ‘avenue’ trees (fieldwork)

3b. Seaside - beaches and coasts



2. Volcanoes and earthquakes 

3. Blue Planet


1.Ancient Egypt 

2.Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

3.Amazon v Eden 


1.Local Area - On our Doorstep (fieldwork)

2. Mountains - Awesome Journeys 

3. Edinburgh 



1. Forces inc. levers & pulleys; light

2.Animals inc humans: circulatory system; drugs, diet/exercise

3.Animals inc. humans: Life Cycles of animals

reproduction/cycle of life; sex education

EYFS – Early Learning Goals


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.

Understanding the World

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.