Geography at Manchester Road

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip 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, their growing knowledge about the world should help 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, understanding and skills  provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s  features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over  time. 

Geography National Curriculum 2013


At Manchester Road we teach the children the importance of learning about the world around us - both physical and human. The children are taught about people and places, the natural world, human geography and sustainability. The children learn the skills of mapping and fieldwork. The children at Manchester Road carry out fieldwork in the local area and also further afield to consolidate their understanding of the world around them. 

The concept maps and planning sequences show the units of geography from Y1 to Y6, but Geography is also a focus throughout other subjects when children are learning about people, events and places. For example, when studying Ancient Egypt, the children study the Geography of Africa, Egypt and the River Nile. In art if the children are studying a particular style of art they will learn about it's origins and the place where it was created or inspired by.


Geography Concept Map EY - KS2

Geography Knowledge Organisers:

Y1 Flight

Y1 Local Area

Y2 World Geography

Y2 Mombasa - Study of a Non - European Country

Y3 Droylsden Detectives - Study of a local Area

Y3 The Rainforest

Y4 Llandudno

Y5 River Study

Y6 Extreme Earth