Subject lead: Miss Barley

Fun facts about me: 

One of my favourite things to do is read. I like all genres but my favourite is thriller.

Another hobby of mine is pottery painting as I find it really relaxing and traveling the world. I have two kittens called Lottie and Lily who love to play.

My favourite subjects to teach are Geography and History and I love learning more about these subjects.

Subject vision: (The Intent)

From the beginning of their school life, at Cooper and Jordan we encourage children to ask questions about the physical and human world around them. We aim to ignite a curiosity and fascination of the world surrounding our children by providing an understanding of the world and their place in it. We use an investigative approach where children are able to ask and answer their own questions to ignite a love of learning through finding their own interests. They have the opportunity to do this through the Rising Stars scheme of learning, which promotes children to learn geographical skills through enquiries. 

Curriculum: ( The implementation)

The geography curriculum follows the National curriculum programmes of study for key stage 1 and key stage 2. The national curriculum provides clear geographical skills and vocabulary that progresses through the years shown in the rising stars framework. We follow the Rising Stars geography progression as it allows us to introduce skills and knowledge through interesting and engaging topics which also link to our Rising Stars Science curriculumBefore teaching each unit, teachers will look at how the scheme can be adapted to meet the needs of the pupils in their class, and differentiated appropriately so that all pupils are challenged to meet or exceed age related expectations.

Our geography curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum. Areas of focus include:

  • The UK and our local area 
  • The world and continents 
  • Physical themes 
  • Human themes 
  • Understanding places and connections 
  • Map and atlas work 
  • Fieldwork and investigatio


Even though there is no Geography subject in the EYFS framework it is crucial that children’s geography journey begins in the early years. They look at understanding the world around them, through the world and people and communities. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.


Key Stage One:


Key Stage Two:


Assessment (Impact):

Children will be assessed through formative and summative assessments throughout the year and through their learning in Geography. Children will be assessed on their progress in both skills and knowledge. At the end of each topic, children will do a short quiz on their knowledge from what they have learnt over the half term through the Rising Stars scheme. This will make their progress through their time at school easy to see and will help build their long term knowledge in Geography.


Trips and Enrichment: Coming Soon

Pupil voice: Coming soon