At Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy we intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people.  We offer a structure and sequence of lessons to support children to meet the aims of the National Curriculum.  Through exciting lessons children will develop a broader, deeper understanding of the four areas of geography:

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Knowledge
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Geography Topic Overview Year 3 to Year 6

Geography in our Books

Here are some examples of work from the different year groups.


Children develop practical Geography Skills where they learn to ask geographical questions, use aerial images, maps and compasses.  They also learn to select appropriate methods for collecting data and then presenting this on graphs.   The different year groups carry out fieldwork in the following areas.

Geography in Action

Year 3 enjoyed using their Geography skills to explore the school and the local area.  You can see them collecting data, map reading, sketching and using a compass.

Cultural Capital

To increase the Cultural Capital of our students, we will also study the following Geographers and how they contributed to our understanding of the world.