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‘Geography underpins a lifelong “conversation” about the earth as the home of humankind.’


Geographical Association

The geography curriculum at Avenue aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and recognise the importance of sustainable development.  Children learn about their local area and compare this with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.  Children develop a knowledge of location and place, recognising significant physical and human features.  Geographical enquiry includes opportunity for children to investigate places, ask geographical questions and make observations using sources such as maps, atlases, globes, images and aerial photographs.  Fieldwork opportunities allows pupils to observe, collect and analyse information whilst developing a sense of place.  We explore the school grounds and observe seasonal changes.  Global events are shared through whole school assemblies.  Our link school in The Gambia provides the opportunity for pupils to learn about what life is like for children in a different country.


Curriculum overview           

What is the physical and human environment of the United Kingdom like, how is it changing and how does it compare to the rest of the world?




Year group






Signs of autumn

World maps

My family

Weather chart

All about me day

Chinese New Year

Signs of Spring

Farm visit

Pirate week – treasure maps

Years 1 and 2


Where do we come from?

Local area

Comparison to life in Kenya

Sailing the Seven Seas


Compass directions

Artists - Where do famous artists come from? (Art link)

Years 3 and 4


Where do we live?

Cities and counties



Key physical features of rivers


Years 5 and 6

Land Use

Comparing how land-use in Leicester has changed over time and compares to both Rutland and Cornwall


Wonders of the world

Human and physical geographical features around the world



Year group




Year 1 & 2

Pole to Pole

Hot and cold areas of the world


Let’s go to the seaside

Contrasting location

Year 3 & 4

Mountains and Volcanoes

Physical features

Human and physical effect


Distribution of energy

Settlement and land use patterns

Renewable and non-renewable


Year 5 & 6

Biomes and Zones

Tundra, deserts, rainforests



From Here to Brazil

Comparing Leicester, London and Brazil and how the geography impacts the lives of the people that live there


Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.

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