Subject leader: Miss L McCarron

Qualifications & Training:

  • BA Hons Degree Primary Education with QTS
  • Basic Mapping and Online Mapping Training
  • Fieldwork and Map skills in Geography (Primary)
  • Leading Geography course
  • Geography in education: Exploring a definition.



At St Bees Village Primary School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at St Bees enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.



Our thoughts on Geography...

Year 2 students 'We loved learning about food and where it comes from, we went to a dairy farm and learned all about how food gets to our shops, we love learning about our environment.'

Reception students ' We really like looking at the globe in our classroom and learning about where our families come from.' 'We went to a farm and learned about the different animals, its really hard to be a farmer'.'

Year 5 students 'Geography is great because we study things like volcanoes, coasts and rock formations, we really love it because we can see all these things in the world around us.'


Examples of our Classwork...