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At Moseley Church of England Primary School, our curriculum for geography is ambitious for all children.

We believe passionately in providing our children with a high-quality geography education that equips our children with the skills, knowledge and experiences required to develop a life-long curiousity and fascination with the world and it's people, to understand environmental issues (near and far) that we are faced with today and how they can have an impact on making the world a more sustainable place. We aim for our children to understand their place in the world, locally, nationally and internationally.  Geography teaching promotes a love of learning and develops a greater understanding of other people, communities and a greater appreciation for our natural world. Through use of fieldwork, links to other subjects (particularly science and PSHE), the Kapow Curriculum and encouraging our children to think critically and consider logical solutions, our children will understand how we can all have a postive influence in our local community and the wider global commuity. 

The school's approach ensures that all year groups meet all aspects of the georgaphy curriculum set out in the National Curriculum document.

We aim for all of our children to become curious and explorative thinkers with a diverse knowledge of the world; in other words, to think like a geographer. We want pupils to develop the confidence to question and observe places, measure and record necessary data in various ways, and analyse and present their findings.  We want to build an awareness of how Geography shapes our lives at multiple scales and over time. We hope to encourage pupils to become resourceful, active citizens who will have the skills to contribute to and improve the world around them.


Scheme of work  

Why have we chosen Kapow Geography? 

  • The scheme provides broad and balanced coverage of the National Curriculum strands for Geography as well as identifying: substantiative knowledge; disciplinary knowledge; procedural knowledge; and geographical concepts  
  • Over the course of the scheme, children develop their understanding of the following key disciplinary concepts: Place; Space; Scale; Interdependence; Physical and human processes; Environmental impact; Sustainable development; Cultural awareness; Cultural diversity 
  • Each six-lesson unit has a focus on fieldwork to allow children to observe and analyse geographical features in the school grounds and further afield  
  • Fieldwork is planned using an enquiry cycle where children learn to question, observe, measure, record and present. THis helps them to think like geographers  
  • Kapow is a spiral curriculum, meaning that all elements of learning are revisited and built upon with increasing levels of complexity  
  • As children progress through the Kapow scheme, they will study locations across every continent. This exposes the children to a wide range of geographical contexts and environments, as well as diverse cultures, lifestyles and issues  
  • Children are taught about environmental issues and the causes and implications of climate change 
  • Each unit of lessons focuses on the key subject knowledge needed to deliver the curriculum, making links with prior learning and identifying possible misconceptions 



  • In Y1-6, geography is taught every other half term and is delivered weekly (1 hour/week)  
  • Every lesson is led by an enquiry question 
  • Vocabulary is a focus of each lesson, every unit contains carefully planned Tier 2 and Tier 3 words 
  • Worksheets are not used unless necessary, high expectations of every child means they are encouraged to show their learning through carefully planned learning tasks  
  • Knowledge organisers for each unit support pupils in building a foundation of factual knowledge by encouraging recall of key facts, concepts and vocabulary- these are shared with parents at the start of each unit of learning  
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy is used to ensure all children are challenged through higher level thinking skills  
  • Differentiation is flexible and not aligned to core subjects.  Children are encouraged to choose their own level of challenge.  


  • Children complete a pre and post assessment task, teachers use this to pitch learning tasks and assess new learning at the end of each unit  
  • Assessment for learning takes place in each lesson, enabling teachers to have high subject-specific expectations of all children  
  • End of unit summative assessments are made by teachers, identifying those children who exceeded/did not meet expectations  

Learning environment  

  • Key vocabulary is displayed in the classroom 
  • Children’s work is celebrated through displays  


  • Geography in Action videos explain the careers and work of those in geography and environment-related fields. Dr Michael Leach, a wildlife photographer and author, discusses his love of geography, how he became interested in the subject, how he got into his job and what his job involve 
  • Every child will experience at least 3 trips/special visitors linked to geography by the end of Y6  

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Our Values


Our Values

We are guided and strengthened by our distinctively Christian values of Hope, Courage, Love, Thankfulness, Trust and Forgiveness. These values were chosen by our school community by reflecting deeply on the meaning of 6 key stories from the Bible. These values are nurtured and lived by all in our school community as we continue to learn and grow together.

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Moseley Church of England Primary School
Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EH

Who We Are

Headteacher | Ms K Young
SENDCO | Mrs G Amion (sendco@moseleyce.bham.sch.uk)