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At Trinity, we believe that a high-quality geography education will help to give children a curiosity and fascination about the world around them. Teaching should equip our children with knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people and resources, as well as an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


Teachers at Trinity use the 2014 national curriculum programmes of study for geography as a basis to plan regular, engaging sequences of lessons. The EYFS curriculum is used for children in Reception. Many of the topics taught to the children during their time at Trinity have geography as a focus point, emphasising the importance of this subject.


Throughout all of these experiences, children are taught a range of geographical skills, including the collection and analysis of data and the use of maps, globes and photographs.  


Children in each year group at Trinity experience the following main geography topics:



  • Similarities and differences between places
  • Features of their own immediate environment.


Year 1:

  • Local study of Verwood
  • Australia
  • Countries within the UK.


Year 2:

  • World maps
  • Oceans and continents
  • Verwood orienteering.


Year 3:

  • How land use changed from the stone age to the iron age
  • South America and rainforests
  • Europe in World War 2.  


Year 4:

  • The River Nile and land use in Ancient Egyptian times
  • Coasts and their changes over time
  • Natural resources in and around Verwood.